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Catalog Number 2009.030.043
Description Plaque commemorating Tony Compagno inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 28, 1991. Plaque includes image of Compagno and a brief biography: "Tony Compagno was the first athlete inducted into the Jefferson High School Sports Hall of Fame when it opened. He was a slashing runner who starred in high school, college and the professional ranks. After graduating from Jefferson, he attended St Mary's College where he was a standout for the Gaels in classic battles with Fordham University. His college feats gained him a berth on the East-West Shrine football team in 1942. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Compagno became a starting fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played offense and defense for the Steelers from 1945 to 1949. In one memorable game in 1947, he was one of a trio of Steelers to score a touchdown in a period of 108 seconds against the New York Giants. He retired from professional football in 1950 and assisted with high school sports as an official until his death at the age of 50."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Tony Compagno Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 28, 1991
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Final / Price" printed on sticker with handwritten "Top" and circled number four.
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
National Football League
Jefferson High School
St. Mary's College
Compagno, Tony
Subjects Sports
Football players
People Compagno, Tony