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Merle Gulick


Merle Amerson Gulick

Inducted 1965

Date of Birth



Jackson, MI


Hobart College (1927-1929)

University of Toledo (1924-1925)


Merle Gulick won 15 letters in four sports - football, basketball, baseball, track - at high school in Maumee, Ohio. There he was called the "Maumee Flash". He enrolled at the University of Toledo and again lettered in four sports. He transferred to Hobart College in Geneva, New York; and became famous as the "Hobart Hurricane." He lettered in football at Toledo in 1924 - 1925, and at Hobart in 1927, 1928, 1929. In 1928, he scored 18 touchdowns; his longest runs were 98 yards against Alfred and 85 against Kenyon. Despite his play his 1929 team failed to win a game on their schedule. At Hobart he was honorable mention All-America in lacrosse, class president and winner of the Welsh Cup for scholastic merit. In World War II he was a captain in the Coast Guard and was awarded the Legion of Merit. After college he joined the Equitable Insurance Company and rose to the ranks of vice-president. He served in civic and charitable groups in New York City and was a trustee of Hobart College.


Height 6'0

Weight 180

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