George Deo, a New Jersey native, was named Akron U's outstanding football freshman in 1960. In 1961, Deo, a fullback, rushed for 857 yards and 13 touchdowns, both school records. He tied a school record with four TDs in a victory over Ohio Wesleyan. That same game he carried 41 times for 186 yards, both school and Ohio Conference records. He was named All-Ohio Conference in '61 and was an honorable mention All-American selection. Deo led the team in rushing again as a junior, but injuries hampered him as a senior. He set school career records of 453 carried for 1,939 yards. In 1987, Deo was inducted to the UA Sports Hall of Fame.