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Ralph Gebhardt

Ralph Gebhardt

'76


At Rochester:

  • The most-honored defensive back in Rochester football history
  • Lettered in all four seasons
  • Established an NCAA record for interceptions in a season with 13 in 1973, plus a mark for Interceptions Per Game in a season (1.44 - 13 in 9 games in 1973)
  • Set NCAA Division III marks for Most Touchdowns Scored on Interceptions in One Season (3 in 1974) and Most Career Interceptions (34 from 1972 to 1975)
  • Earned Second Team All-America honors fromt he Associated Press in 1973 and 1974 and was named First Team Little All-America by AP in 1975
  • Three-time All-East selection by The New York Times (1973-75)
  • Also a three-year starter in baseball
  • Honored by the Rochester Press-Radio Club in 1975 as its Local Amateur Athlete of the Year
  • Won the Louis A. Alexander Award from Rochester in 1976
  • Earned a B.A. in Psychology in 1976

Post-Graduate:

  • Served as head football coach at St. John Fisher College when the Cardinals upgraded to varsity status
  • Mathematics teacher in the Fairport School System
  • Head football coach at Pittsford High School