Friedlander played quarterback at Carnegie Tech and as a sophomore, led them to a No. 6 ranking and the Sugar Bowl in 1938. That season, Tech's only loss during the regular season was against mighty No. 5 Notre Dame and controversy surrounded the game. Toward the end of the fourth quarter in a scoreless game, Tech approached the line of scrimmage near midfield. Friedlander turned to the referee and asked the down and was told third down. Tech's run fell short of the first down marker, but the referee then handed the ball to Notre Dame, who proceeded to march down the field and score the only points of the contest as the Irish defeated Tech, 7-0.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. June 4, 1918- d. July 25, 1991
Friedlander played quarterback at Carnegie Tech in the late 1930s. In 1937, they had a record of 2-5-1. In 1938, the team improved to 7-1-0, were ranked No. 6 and played in the fifth annual Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. In the bowl game, they faced No. 1 TCU and lost the match, 15-7. TCU won the national championship that year. The next two years, Carnegie Tech had a combined record of 6-10-0.
Friedlander played quarterback at Carnegie Tech from 1937-1940.
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