Hensle, Bagnoli Honored at IFA Dinner

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Two former members of the University of Pennsylvania football program were honored by Penn Athletics and the Ivy Football Association (IFA) on Thursday night. Terry Hensle and Al Bagnoli were recognized for their achievements at the Eighth IFA Dinner at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City.

The IFA Dinner was led by master of ceremonies Chris Berman of ESPN fame and a 1977 Brown graduate, and award-winning journalist Jack Ford, a 1972 graduate of Yale. The duo recognized the on-and off-field achievements of Hensle, Bagnoli and the seven other 2015 IFA honorees: George Pyne (Brown '88), Archie Roberts (Columbia '65), Gen. John M. Paxton, Jr. (Cornell '73), Kenneth DeHaven, M.D. (Dartmouth '61), Matt Birk (Harvard '98), William C. Powers (Princeton '79), and Alexander M. 'Sandy' Cutler (Yale '73).

The dinner, which was attended by more than 100 current and former Penn Football standouts, featured a speech from each of the honorees.

Hensle was a two-year letterwinner (1962-63) under head coach John Stiegman. The offensive guard saw significant time as a reserve during his sophomore season and started as a junior and senior. Following his senior season, he was named the Most Outstanding Player by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia.

Bagnoli, who retired after 23 seasons as the head coach at Penn, was also honored for his career achievements. He finished with more outright Ivy titles than any coach in Ivy League history, and the second-most overall. He finished as the all-time winningest head coach in Penn history and the second-winningest coach in league history.

For more information on Hensle, click hereto see his biography from the Ivy Football Association.

Past Penn Honorees
2013 - Robert Wolf, 1984
2011 - Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik, 1949
2009 - Robert A. Fox, 1952
2007 - Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D., 1981
2005 - William D. Novelli, 1963
2003 - David S. Pottruck, 1970
2001 - James S. Riepe, 1965