George N. Abramson
Abramson was called "the quickest lineman Minnesota ever had" by coach Sig Harris. George led the Gophers to a 20-7 victory over a Red Grange-led Ilinois team in 1924. At Minnesota, Abramson played defense alongside Louis Gross, and they called signals to one another in Yiddish -- except against Michigan, "because they had Benny Friedman, who could understand the language."
Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 13, 1903 - d. March 15, 1985
Abramson was named Walter Camp All-America honorable mention in 1922 as the Gophers finished the season 3-3-1. In 1923, he was again named Walter Camp All-America honorable mention, as well as All-Western Conference ; that year the Gophers had a record of 5-1-1. In 1924, Minnesota had a record of 3-3-2 and George was selected Walter Camp second team All-America, and first team All-Western Conference. After graduating from college in 1925, Abramson played one season with the Green Bay Packers in the NFL. In 1925, George played in 10 games for the Packers (8-5-0) and was second team All-Pro; he scored 8 points for the Packers on two field goals and two extra points.
Abramson played guard at the University of Minnesota from 1922-1924. He then played guard and tackle in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers in 1925.
5'7", 198 pounds
In the NFL:
Field goals: 2
Extra points: 2
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