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Gene Feher

Football ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Although he played basketball at Aliquippa High School, Gene Feher's main sport was football. He comes from a long line of former Quip gridders who made it big. A two year starter at center and linebacker on teams coached by the legendary Carl Aschman, Gene earned All Beaver County honors during his junior season in 1958. As a senior co-captain, he piled up numerous awards, including All Beaver County, All WPIAL, and All State. In 1959, a season in which Aliquippa made it to the WPIAL Championship Game before losing to Charleroi, Gene blocked six punts and intercepted six passes, playing a key role for what was considered one of the best defenses in Aliquippa history. As a basketball player at Aliquippa, Gene was a two year starter. As a senior captain, he was the team's leading scorer and rebounder while earning first team All Section. After his stellar career at Aliquippa, Gene accepted a football scholarship to the University of Maryland, where he lettered three years (1961-1963) for the Terrapins at center. In 1962, Gene earned All Atlantic Coast Conference honors. In 1963, when he was a team co-captain, All ACC, an All American nominee, and the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman at Maryland. He finished his collegiate career in the North-South Shrine Game. In 1964, Gene signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, but did not play due to active duty with the US Army. In 1978 Gene was inducted into the Aliquippa Hall of Fame.