A look at the defensive ends who have been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Harry Anthony Jacunski (October 20, 1915–February 20, 2003) was an National Football League player and college football coach for over 40 years.
Jacunski was an All-state center on the New Britain High School 1934 basketball team and played football with Vince Lombardi at Fordham University, where Jacunski was one of Fordham’s "Seven Blocks of Granite". In 1938 he was co-captain of the Fordham football team where he started as end.
He played in the NFL for six seasons (1939 – 1944) as defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, who were NFL champions in 1939 and 1944.
In 1945 he started a 35 year coaching career: one year at University of Notre Dame, two years at Harvard University, and the last 33 years at Yale University. Jacunski was inducted into both the Fordham and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Fordham’s Harry Jacunski played in the shadows of Don Hutson and others as a Packer end from 1939-’44.
The 6’2”, 200-pound Jacunski was a star end for the Fordham University Rams of the late 1930s. Jacunski was Fordham’s MVP his senior year. A Collage All Star in 1939, Jacunski played on the 1939 and ‘44 Packer championship teams. He caught 52 passes and scored six touchdowns as a Packer.
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