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*George N. Kuhrt '50 - "Smiling" George Kuhrt, a right guard who played both offense and defense for Canisius College Football from 1946-1949, he was an honorable mention Little All American in 1949. He played with Eastern New York College All Star team, who defeated the New York Giants that same year. Kuhrt paced an offensive ground game in 1947 that ranked fourth in the East. In his three years as a starter, Canisius posted a 19-6-1 record. In 1948 Kuhrt helped the Griffs advance to their only post-season appearance, the 1948 Great Lakes Bowl. Offered a contract to play with the Giants after graduation, he turned it down and took a position with the Greater Buffalo Press. Kuhrt served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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