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Sam Havrilak : biography

December 13, 1947 -

Samuel Charles Havrilak (born December 13, 1947 in Monessen, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played in the NFL from 1969 to 1974. He attended Monessen High School near Pittsburgh. Havrilak earned a Super Bowl ring in January 1971 at Super Bowl V. Havrilak owns the distinction of being the first player in NFL history to complete a pass, catch a pass and take a handoff in a Super Bowl.

College career

Sam Havrilak played college football at Bucknell University where he was named to the All-Pennsylvania Team and MVP of the Middle Atlantic Conference as a senior. Havrilak holds the Bucknell University record for total offense with 397 yards against Colgate in 1968. He was elected to the Bucknell Hall of Fame, Class of 1981.http://www.bucknellbison.com/sports/hallfame/mtt/havrilak_samuelc00.html

After football

Havrilak is currently a dentist who practices and resides in Baltimore County, Maryland.http://www2.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=2433 Sam and his wife Terry have one son, Michael. Sam is an uncle of Maryland State Delegate Eric Bromwell.

Professional career

His professional career was spent with both the Baltimore Colts, where he was drafted in the 8th round and played for 5 years. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1974, where he finished his career.http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HavrSa00.htm

Sam Havrilak will be inducted into the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame in November of 2012.

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