Henry R. Margarita
Henry R. Margarita
Team: Football

Henry R. "Bob" Margarita '44
Sport Inducted: Football
Year Inducted: 1971

Henry R. "Bob" Margarita '44 holds the Brown single-game rushing record with 233 yards against Columbia in 1942. Combining speed, power, and elusiveness, the 5-10, 170-pound Margarita led the nation in rushing in 1942 until sidelined by an injury at midseason. He paced the East and was second in the nation in punt returns in 1941 with 549 yards, still a Brown record. Playing two years with the Chicago Bears, Margarita led the team in ground gaining both seasons and was third in the league in 1944 and fourth in 1945. He was named to the All-Pro backfield in 1945, together with Sammy Baugh, Bob Waterfield, and Steve Van Buren. Margarita was head coach at Georgetown in 1949-50, had two winning seasons, and took his team to the Sun Bowl in 1950.