Pro Sports Champions From
Philadelphia High Schools

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   The following products of Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac high schools were
end-of-season members of professional championship teams.
   Major League Baseball
   National Basketball Assn.; American Basketball Assn.
   National Football League; American Football League

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BASEBALL

  Note: OF Amos Strunk, who grew up in the Strawberry Mansion section of Phila.,
was part of four World Series champs -- the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910, 1911 and
1913, and the Boston Red Sox in 1918. Unsure whether he attended high school
before turning pro in 1908 at age 19.

Year Name School Team
1886 Albert "Doc" Bushong, C Central St. Louis Browns
1920 George Burns, 1B Central Cleveland Indians
1929 George Burns, 1B Central Philadelphia Athletics
1931 Jimmie Wilson, C *None St. Louis Cardinals
1940 Jimmie Wilson, C *None Cincinnati Reds
1940 Bucky Walters, P Germantown Cincinnati Reds 
1955 Roy Campanella, C Gratz Brooklyn Dodgers
1985 Mark Gubicza, P Penn Charter Kansas City Royals
*-told reporters he dropped out of school at age 14 to work in a factory; grew up in Kensington

BASKETBALL

Year Name School Team
1947 Matt Guokas Sr., F Roman Philadelphia Warriors
  Angelo Musi, G Overbrook  
  Petey Rosenberg, G Southern  
  Jerry Rullo, G Bartram  
1948 Red Klotz, G Southern Baltimore Bullets
1956 *Paul Arizin, F La Salle Phila. Warriors
  Ernie Beck, F West Catholic  
  Tom Gola, F La Salle  
  Jackie Moore, F Overbrook  
1967 Wilt Chamberlain, C Overbrook Phila. 76ers
  Matt Guokas Jr., G SJ Prep  
  Wally Jones, G Overbrook  
1968 Tom "Trooper" Washington, F Edison #Pittsburgh Pipers
1972 Wilt Chamberlain, C Overbrook Los Angeles Lakers
  Larry Cannon, G Lincoln #Indiana Pacers
1973 Earl Monroe, G Bartram New York Knicks
1974 Mike Gale, G Overbrook #New York Nets
  Willie Sojourner, F Germantown #New York Nets
1978 Phil Walker, G Central Washington Bullets
1999 Malik Rose, F Overbrook San Antonio Spurs
2003 Malik Rose, F Overbrook San Antonio Spurs
2004 Rasheed Wallace, F-C Gratz Detroit Pistons
2019 Kyle Lowry, G Dougherty Toronto Raptors
  *-played in only a few games, as deep sub, in December of senior year.
  #-American Basketball Association

FOOTBALL

Year Name School Team
1946 Mike Jarmoluk, L Frankford Chicago Bears
  Walt Stickel, L Northeast  
1948 &Jack Ferrante, E West Phila. Phila. Eagles
  Bill Mackrides, QB West Phila.  
  Frank "Bucko" Kilroy, L North Catholic  
1949 &Jack Ferrante, E West Phila. Phila. Eagles
  Mike Jarmoluk, L Frankford  
  Bill Mackrides, QB West Phila.  
  Frank "Bucko" Kilroy, L North Catholic  
  Frank Reagan, DB-P North Catholic  
1950 John Sandusky, L Southern Cleveland Browns
1952 Gus Cifelli, L La Salle Detroit Lions
1954 John Sandusky, L Southern Cleveland Browns
1955 John Sandusky, L Southern Cleveland Browns
1956 Jim Katcavage, DE Roman New York Giants
1960 Jesse Richardson, L Roxborough Phila. Eagles
1963 Angelo Coia, E Northeast Chicago Bears
1964 Leroy Kelly, RB Gratz Cleveland Browns
1964 Ray Abruzzese, DB Southern *Buffalo Bills
  John Tracey, LB Northeast  
1965 Irvin "Bo" Roberson, WR Bartram *Buffalo Bills
  John Tracey, LB Northeast  
1966 Herb Adderley, DB Northeast Green Bay Packers
1967 Herb Adderley, DB Northeast Green Bay Packers
1968 Al Atkinson, LB Bonner *New York Jets
1971 Herb Adderley, DB Northeast Dallas Cowboys
1977 Jim Cooper, L Dougherty Dallas Cowboys
1992 Erik Williams, L Bartram Dallas Cowboys
1993 Erik Williams, L Bartram Dallas Cowboys
1995 Erik Williams, L Bartram Dallas Cowboys
1997 Harry Swayne, L Dougherty Denver Broncos
1998 Harry Swayne, L Dougherty Denver Broncos
2000 Harry Swayne, L Dougherty Baltimore Ravens
2006 Raheem Brock, DL Dobbins Indianapolis Colts
  Marvin Harrison, WR Roman  
2008 Scott Paxson, DL Roman Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 Jahri Evans, L Frankford New Orleans Saints
  Kyle Eckel, FB Episcopal  
2012 #Jameel McClain, LB Washington Baltimore Ravens
   *-American Football League
   &-left school after sophomore year; never played football there.
   #-a starter, he suffered a season-ending injury in mid-December.