Category Archives: Football

Mike Catapano ’13 – Football

On Thursday, October 4th, two-time football captain Mike Catapano delivered the following remarks at the 2012 PVC Fall Coaches Luncheon. “Thank you, and good afternoon everyone. I am tremendously honored and privileged to be standing before you today as a representative of this University and its historic football program. It would be simply impossible for me to convey to you ... Read More »

Dick Kazmaier ’52 – Football

On June 2nd, 2012, the Class of 1952 dedicated the statue of Heisman Trophy Winner Dick Kazmaier ’52, on the occasion of their 60th Reunion. The following remarks were delivered by Mr. Kazmaier at the dedication. Thank you Rudy. Also, thank you for working with Gary Walters ’67, our Ford Family Director of Athletics, and other University administrators to place ... Read More »

Tommy Wornham ’12 – Football

On October 12th, Princeton football student-athlete Tommy Wornham ’12 joined PVC members, Princeton coaches, student-athletes, and administrators at the Class of ’56 Lounge in Princeton Stadium for the PVC Fall Coaches Luncheon. Wornham, a senior quarterback and team co-captain, gave the following address. I visited many different schools during the recruiting process, just about all of the Ivy League schools ... Read More »

Steven Cody ’12 – Football

On October 12th, Princeton football student-athlete Steven Cody ’12 joined PVC members, Princeton coaches, student-athletes, and administrators at the Class of ’56 Lounge in Princeton Stadium for the PVC Fall Coaches Luncheon. Cody, a senior linebacker and team co-captain, gave the following address. I am truly honored to speak on behalf of the PVC and the football team today.  Walt Disney ... Read More »

Bert Kerstetter ’66 – Football

Bert Kerstetter ’66 gave the following address while sitting on a panel of former Princeton student-athletes during Reunions Weekend 2011. The discussion focused on the myriad ways that the panelists’ undergrad and post-graduate experiences have been shaped by their participation in intercollegiate athletics. It was entitled “The Post-Game Show: Putting the Values of Princeton Athletics into Practice,” and was moderated ... Read More »

Adam Berry ’09 – Football

I am a strong believer in the value of athletics. I often tell people that I have learned more on the athletic field, the weight room, and the track than I have in any classroom. This is a significant statement given the amount I’ve learned academically in Princeton, but sport can be more difficult than any precept, problem set, or ... Read More »

Dick Kazmaier ’52 – Football

Excerpts from the acceptance speech of the 2007 Citizen-Athlete Award Winner: Dick Kazmaier ’52 When as a senior during the 1951 season the question from a reporter was, “what are your priorities as a football player at Princeton,” and the answer was, in order, friends, studies and football, minimally there was a degree of surprise. That being part of an ... Read More »

Marc Washington ’97 – Football

Playing football at Princeton was unparalleled preparation for my career in business. It goes without saying that my classroom experiences also significantly contributed to my preparation given the rigorous academic demands, the quality of the learning environment at Princeton, and the countless hours spent in the E-Quad. However, my experiences competing with my team on the football field toward a ... Read More »

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