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Dr. Paul Pupi

Football ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

When Paul Pupi graduated from Monaca High School in 1958, he stood a full 5'-5" tall and weighed about 130 pounds. Nevertheless, Geneva College took a chance on the Monaca athlete, probably more for his athletic ability than his size. In spite of his lack of height and bulk, Paul starred in both football and basketball at Monaca and also played baseball. He did the same at Geneva, earning four letters in football, four in baseball, and two in basketball. At Geneva, Paul grew to 5'-7" 140 pounds, making him a small but elusive halfback in the Golden Tornado grid squad. Paul quickly earned All Sport honors at Geneva as a football star, starting with the Pittsburgh Area Coaches All District Team in 1958. The next year he was named to the Pop Warner Little All American Team as a scholar-athlete. He had the highest number of touchdowns in Pennsylvania for a NAIA school and tied for 19th in the nation in scoring with 78 points. After his football career, Paul practiced general, thoracic, and vascular surgery with offices in Aliquippa.