PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Football family is mourning the death of H. Samuel Greenawalt W'51, who passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday.
Penn Football was set to honor Greenawalt on April 11 at the team's annual Spring Game, which was already set to be renamed the H. Samuel Greenawalt Spring Game.
"I am incredibly saddened and shocked to hear this horrible news," said head coach Ray Priore. "I was just in Florida last week meeting with Sam to dicuss the upcoming Spring Game, a day that was intended to celebrate Sam and his support of our football program."
"Sam, along with his fellow Mungermen, blazed a trail for Penn Football on the field, but it has been the commitment and dedication they have displayed over decades that has set an example for multiple generations of Penn Football players and alumni who bleed The Red and The Blue.Sam's love and passion for the program and the University will be extremely missed."
Greenawalt lettered at Penn under legendary head coach George Munger in 1949 and 1950. He started at center for the Quakers and played in the prestigious Blue-Gray All Star Game in 1950. Greenawalt was also a two-year letterwinner for the Penn squash team in 1950-51.
A 1951 graduate of Wharton, Greenawalt went on to a successful career in the banking industry that lasted more than 50 years.