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Don Lourie


Donold Bradford Lourie

Inducted 1974

Date of Birth



Decatur, AL


Princeton University (1919-1921)


Don Lourie was a two-time All-America quarterback at Princeton in 1920 and 1921. Walter Camp, naming Lourie his All-America quarterback, called him "the remarkable little general, disclosing every weak point of the opposition." He helped Princeton to a 6-0-1 record as a junior. Lourie was a quarterback in the short punt formation taught by his coach, Bill Roper. In a 20-0 victory over Yale, Lourie had a 40-yard touchdown run. Princeton opened the 1921 season with a 21-7 victory over Swarthmore as Lourie scored touchdowns on 15 and 60-yard runs. But he missed half the season with an injury. At the close of his college career he received the Poe Cup and Arthur Wheeler Awards for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and athletic performance. He was senior class president. Lourie joined the Quaker Oats Company and rose to the rank of company president in 1947. In 1948, he was named to the all-time Princeton team. In 1964, he was given the National Football Foundation's Gold Medal, awarded for achievement in life. Princeton created the Donold B. Lourie Award, given each year to the outstanding freshman player.


Height 5'11

Weight 164

Career Highlights

  • 1921 Third Team All-America
  • 1920 Consensus All-America
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