HANK LAURICELLA CELEBRATES 82nd BIRTHDAY
Lauricella, who was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1951, was born in Harahan, Louisiana on October 9, 1930.
He was a star athlete at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans & his team won the 1947 city championship. Because his team used the single-wing formation, Lauricella chose TENNESSEE.
Hank Lauricella's height was 5-10 & he weighed in at 169 pounds.
He played tailback on offense, safety on defense & also punted. Because he did most of the rushing & passing at tailback in the single-wing, Hank Lauricella was dubbed "Mr. Everything!"
In his college career, Lauricella, who wore #27, ran for 13 touchdowns & passed for 16. In 1951, his rushing average was 7.9 yards a carry.
In both his Junior & Senior years, he led the VOLUNTEERS in passing, rushing, total offense & punting.
In 1972, Hank Lauricella was elected to the Louisiana State Senate & served until 1996. He was admitted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.