12/21/14 8:00am
12/21/2014 8:00 AM

One of these columns apparently begets another. At least that’s my conclusion after writing in this space two weeks ago about our Orient neighbor George Hossenlopp, who was in the news recently in connection with the 150th anniversary college football game between Lehigh and Lafayette. It seems George played quarterback for Lafayette 50 years ago in the 100th anniversary game.

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12/08/14 7:00am
12/08/2014 7:00 AM
Lafayette quarterback George Hossenlopp (No. 11) was the most valuable player in his school's 100th football game versus Lehigh in 1964. The game ended in a 6-6 tie. (Credit: Layfayette College)

Lafayette quarterback George Hossenlopp (No. 11) was the most valuable player in his school’s 100th football game versus Lehigh in 1964. The game ended in a 6-6 tie. (Credit: Layfayette College)

In another day and age, George Hossenlopp and I might’ve been college football teammates. Instead, in this day and age, we ended up neighbors.

We’ve lived around the corner from one another for years, but it wasn’t until Nov. 20, when I read an article in The New York Times sports section, that I realized he was a genuine football hero.  (more…)