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Koransky, Abraham 'Dutch'

Abraham R. Koransky

After playing football at Purdue, Koransky became a doctor, graduating from Rush University in 1934, and later served as a captain in World War II.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. September 7, 1905 - d. June 27, 1999

Career Highlights:
One of eight children, Koransky played his high school football at Crane High School and then attended Purdue University. As a sophome in 1925, he stepped into the starting lineup as a fullback and never relented it. That year, the Boilermakers had a record of 3-4-1 (0-3-1 in Big Ten). The following year, he played tailback and Purdue improved to 5-2-1 to finish fourth in the Big Ten (2-1-1). In 1927, his senior year, Koransky returned to the fullback position and Purdue finished the season 6-2-0 (2-2-0, fourth in conference).

Origin:
Morton Grove, Illinois

Career Dates:
Koransky played fullback and tailback at Purdue from 1925-1927.

Physical description:
167 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)
Chicago Tribune November 5, 1926


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