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George McLaren


William George McLaren

Inducted 1965

Date of Birth



Pittsburgh, PA


University of Pittsburgh (1915-1918)


During four varsity seasons as a Pitt fullback, McLaren was never thrown for a loss. More importantly, the Panthers only lost one game while McLaren wore a Pitt uniform, winning a total of 30 decisions, and the national title in 1916. Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner called that 1916 team the finest Pitt team in history, and few would dispute the statement. The Panthers then rolled over several national powers that year outscoring the opposition 255-25. The following season, McLaren led the Panthers to a 10-0-0 record and established single season school records when he scored 13 touchdowns and rushed for 782 yards. His 91-yard TD against Syracuse became a long-standing record for the longest run from scrimmage. McLaren won All-America laurels in 1917 and again in 1918, when he served as captain of the Panther team and was also president of his senior class. That 1918 team also won the national title. After college, McLaren became a coach and athletic administrator before joining the industrial relations division of a Baltimore firm.



Weight 185

Career Highlights

  • 1918 Consensus All-America
  • 1917 First Team All-America
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