A native of Barberton, Albie excelled in football, track, and basketball at Barberton High. He entered Western Reserve University in 1935 where he became one of the school's all-time football greats. A fearsome blocker and linebacker, Albie led Coach Bill Edwards' single wing teams, which then were among the nation's best in the small college ranks, to undefeated seasons in 1936 and '38. During his three-year career the Red Cats only suffered two losses in 29 games and Litwak earned All-Big four, All-Ohio and Little All-America honors. In 1953, a Western Reserve committee voted Litwak as a member on the All-Time Reserve team. On December 16, 1944, Lt. Albert "Albie" Litwak, 28, was killed in Luxemburg while fighting the Germans.