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Hobart Tignor

Class of 1936

Hobart is a member of the Hall of Fame. His citation is below:

A native Eastern Shoreman from Nanticoke, Hobart Tignor was a true student athlete. His years at Washington College were marked by four years of active participation in two sports–football and baseball–as well as other extracurricular activities.

Tignor played guard on Washington College’s only undefeated football team in 1934, earning All-Maryland honors. A tower of strength on the line, Tignor demonstrated his versatility in the backfield as well with a keen and accurate kick. He once kicked a 44-yard field goal against Johns Hopkins.

On the baseball diamond, Tignor was noted for his speed in the outfield, his base-stealing abilities, and his long-ball power at the plate. He played in the outfield with Bill Nicholson and Eddie Turner on the 1936 Washington College baseball team which many rank with the best in the history of the college. He earned All-Maryland honors in this sport as well in his senior year.

At graduation Tignor was awarded the Simpers Medal given to the best all-round athlete

Hobart Tignor died in 1967.