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Vic Markov


Victor William Markov

Inducted 1976

Date of Birth



Chicago, IL


University of Washington (1935-1937)


Victor Markov was born of Croatian immigrant parents. He played football at Chicago's Lindblom High School. Dr. Alfred Strauss, a Washington alumnus in Chicago, had recruited Vic's brother, Ted, for the school, and he recruited Vic. Ted lettered at Washington 1933-35, Vic lettered 1935-37, and made first-team All-America tackle in 1937. UW won the conference title in 1936. He also was on the Washington wrestling team and the track team as a shot putter and discus thrower. He played with the Cleveland Rams 1938-39. He served with a tank battalion in World War II, and was decorated after the Battle of the Bulge with the bronze star and purple heart. He returned home to Seattle, set up a tire business and was a leader in Washington alumni affairs. He founded the Vic Markov Scholarship Fund. This awarded scholarships to University of Washington applicants.


Height 6'1

Weight 220

Career Highlights

  • 1937 All-West Coast
  • 1937 First Team All-America
  • 1936 All-West Coast
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