Jack Mulvena

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From football All-Stater at Salesianum School, Mulvena progressed to starting in two Rose Bowls with the University of Minnesota (1961 and 1962). Minnesota was undefeated his junior year. As
captain of the Gophers his senior year, the two-way guard sparked a line that helped trim UCLA, 21-3, in the Pasadena classic. He had captained Salesianum’s first undefeated-untied team in 1957.
Mulvena was Delaware’s “Athlete of the Year” in 1960.



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