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  • 2008 Induction Class
Eugene Leoni '78

At Germantown Academy....

• Four-sport varsity student athlete – football for four years, track for four years, wrestling for three years and winter track for three years

• Named to the Football All-Inter-Ac Team in 1975, 1976 and 1977

• Named 1975 football All-Area Honorable Mention

• Two-time member of football All-Area first team, 1976 and 1977

• Named All-Scholastic honorable mention in 1976

• Named to the football All-Scholastic first team in 1977

• Earned All-Inter-Ac wrestling team honors in 1976 and 1977

• Named to the All-Area wrestling teams in 1976 and 1977

• Finished second at 1976 Pennsylvania Private School Wrestling Tournament (PAPSWIT)

• Finished first at 1977 PAPSWIT

• Two-time Chestnut Hill Academy Tournament Champ

• Member of the 1975 Inter-Ac Championship Team

• Teammate and wrestling partner of Hall of Famer Jim Reilly

• Reached the semifinals at the 1976 Leigh National Prep Tournament

• Named to the All-American track team for decathlon

• Won first place in the high school division for decathlon at the Junior Nationals

• Held school record in the 120 high hurdles with 14.5

• Awarded Germantown Academy’s Yale Cup in 1978

• Member of the track team that won the Inter-Ac Championship for the first time in modern times, participating in four events – first in pole vault, second in 120 high hurdles, shot-put and long jump. Helped GA with 18 of the 58 team points

• World class trapshooter having competed nationally and internationally for the USA winning numerous awards


Post-Germantown Academy....

• Attended UCLA where he played football for three years and ran track for four years

• Lettered four years in track and was on two Pac 10

championship teams

• Placed fourth at the 1980 Penn Relays in the decathlon and at the Pac Ten Championships decathlon

• Played special teams and became starting outside linebacker in senior year at UCLA

• Helped UCLA win 1982 Pac 10 football championship

• Played on the 1983 Rose Bowl Championship football team, starting as the outside linebacker

• Received the game ball for Defensive Player of the Game in 1982 against quarterback John Elway’s Stanford team.