|The Game 1968: Where Are They Now?|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 15 November 2007 14:34|
Some notable figures from the 1968 Harvard-Yale game:|
- Reserve QB Frank Champi, who replaced starter George Lalich in the second quarter and engineered the comeback, is a senior applications engineer for Mitsubishi Electronics in Woburn, Mass.
Co., a Columbus, Ohio-based company that operates shopping centers.
Cooke, a real estate development firm in Bakersfield, Calif.
- HB Vic Gatto, who caught the 8-yard touchdown pass with no time left, is chief operating officer and a founder of Caletta Renewable Energy of Canton, Mass. and is chairman of Achieve Telecom Network, also based in Canton. He remained in football after graduation, first as a high school coach in New Hampshire following by college head coaching positions at Bates (1973-77), Tufts (1978-84) and Davidson (1985-89). He lives in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- G Tom Jones, a starter on the offensive line, has appeared in more than 40 feature films and won the best supporting actor Oscar in 1993 for the role of U.S. Marshall Sam Gerard in The Fugitive. He is better known as Tommy Lee Jones.
- Bill Kelly, who recovered the onside kickoff that led to the final touchdown, is an account executive with Indymac Bank in Needham, Mass.
- TE Pete Varney, who caught the game-tying two-point conversion pass after time ran out, is the baseball coach at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. He played parts of four seasons as a backup catcher for the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves in the 1970's.
- Coach John Yovicsin led the Crimson from 1957-70, sharing Ivy League titles in 1961, 1966 and 1968. After his coaching career ended, he remained at Harvard as director of physical training and recreation and director of athletic operations until 1977. He died of heart disease in 1989 at age 70.
- Carmen Cozza coached the Elis to 10 Ivy League titles in his 32 seasons as coach (1965-96). Now 77, Cozza was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and is in his 10th year doing radio color commentary for Yale football games on WELI in New Haven. He lives in Orange, Conn.
- QB Brian Dowling, best known as the inspiration for the character B.D. from the Doonesbury comic strip, will be a commentator for the HDnet telecast of Saturday's game.
- RB Calvin Hill, who was the Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick in 1969, is a sports management consultant currently working for the Cowboys, specializing in monitoring troubled players. He also served as vice president of the Baltimore Orioles. He played in the NFL for Dallas, Washington and Cleveland, retiring after the 1981 season having rushed for 6,083 yards during his 12-year career, and in 1972 was the first 1,000-yard rusher in Cowboys history.
- DB Kurt Schmoke served 11 years as mayor of Baltimore (1988-99) and is now the Dean of Howard University Law School in Washington.
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