A two-sport athlete at Penn, Walter Hynoski was a three-year letterwinner in baseball as well as football.
On the gridiron, Hynoski played under legendary head coach George Munger in the final two years of his tenure at the helm of the Quakers. Commonly playing in front of more than 50,000 people at Franklin Field, Hynoski was a part of the 1952 team that went undefeated against Ivy League opponents-but four years before the first Ivy champion was crowned. Also that season, the Quakers tied Notre Dame and nearly knocked off nationally ranked Penn State.
Hynoski was considered one of the last of Penn's triple-threat single-wing backs. Not only was Hynoski a formidable passer -- he threw the game-winning touchdown pass to defeat Dartmouth in 1952 -- but he also served as a halfback and as the team's primary punter. Hynoski was selected as the top punter in the East in 1953 and 1954 in addition to earning honorable mention All-America status as a senior.
On the diamond, Hynoski earned a spot in the starting rotation as a sophomore, and as a member of the 1953 baseball team he and the Quakers finished second in the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League, going 6-3-1 in league play.
After graduation, Hynoski was an active member of the Mungermen Football Club. In 2008, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame.