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John Lahoski

Even after Akron U's football team went to a 2-platoon system in 1963, Lahoski continued to play offense and defense for the Zips. During his senior season, Lahoski rushed for 766 yards and 14 touchdowns as a fullback. In a 21-7 victory over Youngstown, he rushed a then-school record 42 times for 177 yards and two TDs. And though he was primarily an offensive performer as a senior, Lahoski often went into the game as a linebacker when the Zips defense got in trouble. In fact, his limited defensive role was so impressive that he was voted first team All-Ohio Conference as a linebacker as well as first-team honors as a fullback, making him the first and only Akron U player to be named All-Conferences at two positions in a single season. Lahoski was also an all-conference linebacker as a junior and a second-team pick as a sophomore. During his three years as a starter, the Zips won 19-of-27 games. In 1976, Lahoski was elected as a charter member to the Akron U Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1988 | Football