September 9, 2014
WASHINGTON - When the Georgetown University football team celebrates the 50th Anniversary of football's return to the Hilltop, it will also honor two people who have helped shape the program over the last half-century. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the Hoyas Saturday, September 20 game against Brown.
General George William Casey II (F'70) will be presented with the Letterman of Distinction Award and Rory F. Quirk (C'65, MA'71, L'80) will be given the the Outstanding Service to Georgetown Football Award during the 50th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday night, following the game. At halftime of the Brown game, the Georgetown Athletics Department will honor some of first players when football resumed intercollegiate competition on the Hilltop.
General Casey, a Georgetown football alum, went on to become a four-star General and served as Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq, before being appointed as the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. Quirk, a 1992 John Carroll Award winner - the University's highest alumni honor, was a driving force in bringing intercollegiate football back to the Hilltop in the 1960's.
"We're fortunate to have the opportunity to honor the 50th anniversary of the return of football to Georgetown," Sgarlata said. "We all owe a debt of gratitude to those who worked to restore this program and for providing a solid foundation. It's important for our current student-athletes to recognize the hard work that has given us all the privilege of being a part of the Georgetown football family."
The 50th Anniversary Weekend begins on Friday evening when attendees will be welcome to observe the Hoyas 5 p.m. practice, followed by a reception with Head Coach Rob Sgarlata and the Hoyas' coaching staff. Game day festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a pre-game tailgate on the Jesuit Residence Lawn. The celebration continues post-game with the 50th Anniversary Cocktail Reception and 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Leo O'Donovan Hall.
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Fifty years ago, the Georgetown University football program was reestablished after a 13-season hiatus. The 1964 Hoyas serve as the foundation for modern-day football at Georgetown, setting in motion the restoration of the proud history of the program.
Georgetown's first intercollegiate football game was played in 1889, when the Hoyas defeated Virginia 34-0. The Blue & Gray enjoyed success on the gridiron during the first half of the 20th century, playing in the Orange Bowl in 1941 and in the Sun Bowl in 1950, but the program was discontinued before the 1951 season. Football finally returned to the Hilltop in 1964, as a club, before building itself to the varsity level in 1969.
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