Vernon J. 'Barney' Foltz
Date of Birth: August 27, 1918, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Date of Death: December 31, 1947, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (29 years old)
The Pittsburgh Press - Published 01/02/48
Did you know?
He joined the Marines during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.
Vernon Foltz ended his life with a .22 caliber rifle. His death was officially recorded
as suicide by the Westmoreland County coroner. He was found by his mother. Suffering
from a wound in his head, he died several hours later in Westmoreland Hospital. Friends
believed that the one-time professional center might have been despondent about a
disastrous season at St. Vincent's. He was an assistant coach with the team.
1944 Washington Redskins (NFL)
1945 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
1947 St. Vincent's College - Assistant Coach
Penn State University, Syracuse University, St. Vincent's College