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John O'Hearn


John Ewing O'Hearn

Inducted 1972

Date of Birth



Brookline, MA


Cornell University (1912-1914)


Rugged, rapid afoot and possessing uncanny pass-catching talents, Jack O' Hearn was an end on one of the most potent Cornell teams of football's Pioneer Era. He was the Big Red captain in 1914, a year in which Cornell broke from mediocrity into gridiron greatness. O'Hearn was named consensus All-America by Walter Camp that season after playing a major role in an 8-2 campaign that included a come-from-behind victory over highly regarded Michigan. Michigan had taken an early 13-0 lead when the Big Red finally came alive, scoring all of its points in the second half and roaring to a 28-13 upset. Indeed, that 1914 season was unusual. The Big Red had charted 3-7 and 5-4-1 records during the previous two years and opened the 1914 campaign with an early 1-2 record. However, Cornell staged a brilliant finish, winning the last seven games while out-scoring the competition, 223-38.


Height 5'10

Weight 173

Career Highlights

  • 1914 Consensus All-America
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