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Fleishhacker, Herbert

Herbert Fleishhacker Jr.

Fleishhacker, who played football at Stanford University in the late 1920s, was the son of Herbert Fleishhacker Sr., founder of the San Francisco Zoo, and builder of the world's largest salt water swimming pool.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. October 12, 1907

Career Highlights:
The 1924 National Interscholastic shotput champion, Fleishhacker played three seasons on Stanford University's football team. With coach Pop Warner at the helm, the Cardinals were one of the top programs in the country.

In 1927, Stanford finished the regular season 7-2-1, including a 13-6 victory over rivals, Cal, in which Fleishhacker threw the winning touchdown pass. At the end of the season, Stanford played Pittsburgh in the Rose Bowl and won the National Championship with a 7-6 victory.

The following year, the Cardinals finished 8-3-1. In Herbert's final season, 1929, he was named AP All-America honorable mention. He was a member of football historian Dr. L.H. Baker's Stanford All-Time Team.

Origin:
San Francisco, California

Career Dates:
Fleishhacker played back at Stanford University from 1927-1929.

Physical description:
6'4", 228 pounds



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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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