George Svendsen was a star athlete at Marshall High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He played freshmen football  and basketball at the  Oregon State University before enrolling at the University of Minneasota for his sophmore year. Svendsen lettered in both football and basketball during each of his three years at Minnesota. After graduation in 1935, Svendsen played four years of professional basketball, mainly with independent  teams.  Svendsen also played professional football  with the Green Bay Packers for five seasons where he stood out as one of the best centers in the National Football League. His pro football career was cut short by his service in the Army during World War II.


GEORGE SVENDSEN Height: 6:04 Weight: 230 College: Oregon State’32 / Minnesota’35
George Peter Svendsen Jr. Born:  Mar 22, 1913 Died: Aug 6, 1995 Hometown: Minneapolis, Mn.
Played Professional Football REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1931-32 Oregon State (Frosh) College
1932-33 Minnesota College
1933-34 Minnesota College
1934-35 Minnesota College
1936-37 Oshkosh All -Stars
1937-38 Oshkosh NBL 11 18 9 45 4.1
1938-39 Oshkosh All Stars Indep
1939-40 Thorp  Gamble All Stars Indep
Major League Totals 11 18 9 45 4.1
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1937-38 Oshkosh NBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0



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