George V. “Shorty” Chalmers

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Chalmers was considered one of Delaware’s All-time schoolboy athletes of his era (1920s) while at Newark High School. Chalmers was the last athlete to win nine varsity letters at the University of
Maryland, three each in football, basketball and baseball. He scored 54 points in a football game against Smyrna in 1925. At the University of Maryland, he was a football running back who also did
the passing and punting. He played pro football with the Washington Capitols and the Shenandoah, Pa. Club.

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