All American “Reds” Pollock

In 1933 the PMC eleven made the trip to West Point to play what many consider to be the finest football game ever played by the Cadets. At the time, West Point was a powerhouse. PMC held the undefeated and untied Army eleven to two last quarter touchdowns. This game was also a prelude to the following season.

Red PollockDuring the 1934 season, William “Reds” Pollock demonstrated why he is considered to be possibly the greatest PMC player. Although he played all 4 years, the team and “Reds” earned a national reputation in 1934. At the end of a formidable schedule, the team was unbeaten. Although PMC was tied twice during the season, only one team crossed the PMC goal line. That season the Cadets scored 165 points.

1934 Football TeamThroughout the season sports writers continually praised the team and “Reds” Pollack. The New York American said “The PMC team was equipped with a great passer, kicker, blocker and runner in Reds Pollock.” The Philadelphia Public Ledger wrote:  “Not only in kicking did Pollock demonstrate that he is of All-American caliber, but his passes were deadly, his blocking clean, and he tackled ferociously. The qualifications of an All-American back have always been from an offensive viewpoint, kicker, passer and runner. Pollock has two outstanding additional features – he is an efficient blocker and a wonderful defensive back.”

PMC 0 Rutgers 0
PMC 0 Bucknell 0
PMC 20 West Chester 0
PMC 25 St. Joseph’s 0
PMC 12 University of Delaware 0
PMC 26 Juniata 0
PMC 39 Susquehanna 0
PMC 31 University of Baltimore 0
PMC 12 Lebanon Valley 7