Thomas Sterck

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Thomas Richard Sterck
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Personal information
Born:June 20, 1900
Died:September 1970 (age 70)
Career history
College Washington & Jefferson (19181920)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (1918)

Thomas Richard Sterck (June 20, 1900 – September 1970) was an American football player.

Sterck was born in 1900 and attended Peabody High School in Pittsburgh. He was a star athlete at Peabody, participating in football and track. He set the school record in the discus. [1]

At age 18, and with World War I underway, Sterck joined the students' army and was assigned to Washington & Jefferson College. [1] At Washington & Jefferson, he played at the center position, and was also tried as a guard, on the 1918 Washington & Jefferson Red and Black football team. [2] At the end of the 1918 season, he was selected by Tiny Maxwell as a first-team center on his 1918 College Football All-America Team. [3] [4]

Sterck missed the 1919 football season with a broken leg. [5] He returned to the football team in 1920 and also played on the Washington & Jefferson basketball team. [6]

Sterck later worked in the advertising business. [7]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Wash. & Jeff. Secures Peabody High Star". The Pittsburgh Press. September 15, 1918. p. 18 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "Sterck May Play at Guard: Hutchinson Plans to Shift Peabody Boy and Make a Center Out of Ed Garbisch". The Pittsburgh Press. October 8, 1918. p. 20 via Newspapers.com.
  3. Robert Maxwell (December 7, 1918). "Three Pitt Players Placed on Maxwell's All-American Team". Evening Public Ledger. p. 5 via Newspapers.com.
  4. "Wash-Jeff Grid Prospects For Next Fall Very Bright". The Pittsburgh Press. July 6, 1919. p. 30 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "W.-J. Secures Promising Prep Grid Candidates". The Gazette Times. Pittsburgh. September 5, 1920. p. 19 via Newspapers.com.
  6. Pandora (Washington & Jefferson yearbook), 1922, p. 80.
  7. "Mrs. Sterck To Sue Ex-Gridiron Star: Pittsburgh Girl Reported Ready to Seek Divorce". The Pittsburgh Press. May 6, 1981. p. 2 via Newspapers.com.