Rea McGraw

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P.S. Du Pont High School was only three years old when Rea McGraw arrived as the head football coach in 1938, and he remained on the job for 24 years. He also coached baseball for 17 years. He was
a three-sport athlete at Wilmington High School in 1916 and 1917, and became the winner of nine letters at the University of Pennsylvania, captaining Penn’s undefeated football team of 1924. He was
once featured in Ripley’s “Believe it or Not” for NEVER having fumbled a punt during his collegiate career except in his final game. Before coming to P.S., he was an assistant to Penn Coach Harvey
Harman for six years. He died April 22, 1969, at the age of 67.



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