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Paul Berthold

PFor versatility, you'll have to score Paul Berthold high. As a diver, he helped Akron win three state YMCA swimming and diving team championships in the middle 1930s. After accepting a scholarship at Massanutten, Va. Institute, he became a halfback on teams which twice captured state championships. Massanutten made off with two national prep swimming crowns. Berthold captained the 1936 team, being rated one of the five top prep divers in the nation. In 1937 he returned to Akron and won the state senior YMCA fancy diving crown. At Syracuse U, Berthold was switched to football as an end and was good enough to rate All-American mention.

Inducted 1967 | Diving