Albert Charles Cornsweet
Albert Charles Cornsweet
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Team: Football

Albert Charles Cornsweet '29
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1974
Other Sports Played: Wrestling, Lacrosse

Albert Charles Cornsweet '29 was fullback on the undefeated Brown Iron Men of 1926, scored the winning touchdown against Yale that year, and captained the explosive 8-1 team of 1928. He was selected to the All-American team by two papers in 1928. Considered one of the University's finest football players, Cornsweet was picked on an all-time Brown team published by the Boston Post in 1948, in a backfield with Fritz Pollard '19, Jack Keefer '25, and John McLaughry '40. On Thanksgiving morning in 1927, in a scoreless tie with Colgate, Cornsweet saved the game by angling across the field and catching Yablock of the Red Raiders from behind on the Brown one after an 80-yard run. At Hanover in 1928, his stellar linebacking completely shut off Al Marsters and helped Brown defeat Dartmouth, 14-0. Although mainly a slashing, hard-hitting runner who often hurdled the line for short yardage, Cornsweet could turn it on when he had to, going 72 yards late in the game to beat Tufts in 1928. Cornsweet also served as captain of the 1928-29 wrestling team, was N.E. inter-collegiate champion two years at 175 pounds and one year at 158, and was runner-up in the national wrestling championships at 160 pounds. He played lacrosse three years and was All-American in 1929. The native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was vice-president of his class, a James Manning Scholar, a member of Pi Lambda Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Rhodes Scholar who studied at Oxford. Al Cornsweet played two years of pro football with Cleveland Bulldogs of the NFL and one year of professional lacrosse. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1939, served as an officer with the Marines during World War II, and since then has been chief clinical psychologist for the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C.