Albert C. Cornsweet
Albert C. Cornsweet
Team: Wrestling

Albert C. Cornsweet '29
Sport:
Wrestling
Year Inducted:
1971
Other Sports Played:
Football, Lacrosse

Albert C. Cornsweet ’29 won nine varsity letters in three seasons. He captured the New England Intercollegiate wrestling championship three straight years, once at 155-pounds and twice in the 175-pound division. He was runner-up in the national open wrestling championship at 160-pounds. In addition to being captain of the wrestling team, Cornsweet was captain and fullback on the 8-1 football team of 1928. Two years earlier he scored the touchdown that defeated Yale, 7-0, the day the Iron Men football team was born at the Bowl. He was a dependable ball carrier and an exceptionally tough defensive man. After receiving All-American mention as a fullback in 1928, Cornsweet made third team All-American in lacrosse that spring. A Rhodes Scholar, Cornsweet played on the Oxford-Cambridge lacrosse club that toured this country in 1930 and won the U.S. championship. He played two years of pro football for the Cleveland Bulldogs.