May 6, 2014

FORMER PMC FOOTBALL STANDOUT JACK KLOTZ TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE MAC HALL OF FAME

Jack Klotz
Annville, PA – Jack Klotz, who was one of standout football players for Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University), has been elected to the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame.

Klotz competed at PMC from 1952-56 and was one of the school’s best all-around athletes, earning 14 letters as an athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track & field.  One of the school’s top offensive tackles, he helped the 1954 team win the Middle Atlantic Conference title with its first undefeated and untied season since 1888.  His play on the line helped the team average 23.7 points that season.  Klotz also was an assistant men’s basketball coach for over a decade.

Klotz was drafted in 1956 by the Los Angeles Rams and went on to a stellar five-year career in the America Football League with the New York Titans from 1960-63, a brief stint in between with the San Diego Chargers in 1963 and the Houston Oilers in 1964.

Klotz is the fifth from Widener to enter the MAC Hall of Fame.  He joins football legends Bill Manlove and Billy “White Shoes” Johnson from 2012 as well as former men’s basketball coach C. Alan Rowe and former offensive lineman Joe Fields from 2013.