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Hunter Scarlett


Hunter Watt Scarlett

Inducted 1970

Date of Birth



Erie, PA


University of Pennsylvania (1905-1908)


Hunter Scarlett and halfback Bill Hollenback led Pennsylvania to an 11-0-1 record and the National Championship in 1908, each garnering consensus All-America status. The Quakers out-scored their opponents, 215-18, that season and the perfect record was marred only by a 6-6 tie with the remarkable Carlisle Indians. The previous year Penn went 11-1 as Scarlett was named a second- team All-America. Hollenback lavished praise upon Scarlett after the 1908 campaign, saying: "He's one of college football's greatest ends. He's a superlative defensive end, quick to get down-field on punts and an exceptional diagnostician." For his career, Penn posted a 41-3-5 record. Hunter Scarlett was a precision football player, and his fine-tuned manner of playing the game would carry over into his professional life. He became a famous eye surgeon, whose skill was hailed throughout the country and the world.


Height 5'10

Weight 168

Career Highlights

  • 1908 Consensus All-America
  • 1907 Second Team All-America
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