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Charles Norris

Class of 1928

Charles was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981. His citation is below:

Charles Frederick “Ted” Norris, a versatile three sport athlete, came to Washington College from his hometown of Denton, Maryland in 1924. For three years Ted used his speed and strength to best advantage as a fullback, and was elected captain of the 1927 football squad. He also played guard in basketball during the 1927-28 season.

In track and field Ted was a most versatile performer and star of his day. His tremendous ability in all aspects of the sort was sharply highlighted in a1928 meet with the Johns Hopkins University. The coach entered him in six events, and he rose to the occasion, finishing first in both shot put and javelin, and earning second place honors in broad jump, discus, high jump and 100-yard dash. In all, he amassed a total of 17 points. An article about that accomplishment stated that Ted would have participated in other events had the coach thought it necessary.

In addition to competing in athletic activities, Ted, who was popular and active in student affairs, became vice president of the Student Council, Blue Key Society, and Silver Pentagon, and was a Varsity Club member. His major in economics led him to an eventual career as an accountant in Queen Anne, Maryland.

INDUCTED October 9, 1981.