ALEX SARKISIAN (Deceased)
Inducted: October 13, 1988 in East Chicago, IN
High School Attended: East Chicago Washington Graduated: 1939
High School Honors: 3-year football starter at guard, center, fullback; All-Conference and All-State 1939; placed 2nd in wrestling at State as a heavyweight.
Entered Northwestern 1939, but service in US Army interrupted schooling; returned to Northwestern 1946.
College Attended: Northwestern University Graduated: 1949
Northwestern University MA 1971
College Honors: 3-year starter as center and linebacker; 1946 National Lineman of Week after Minnesota game; 1947 National Lineman of Week after UCLA game; captain of team and Rose Bowl Champs 1948, defeating University of California 20-14; National Lineman of the Week after Minnesota game; All-Conference, All-Midwest, and All-American 1948; set conference record for playing time of 358.5 out of 360 minutes, playing offense and defense; played in College All-star Game vs Philadelphia Eagles 1949.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) and Cleveland Browns in All-American Conference but was unable to play due to injuries.
Coaching Experience: Northwestern University as center/linebacker coach; assistant line and defensive coach and wrestling coach at East Chicago Washington.
Special Recognition: Served as an assistant director of Staff Statistical Services for the School Administration at East Chicago.
Family: Wife, Ann; children, Alexis, Azad, Leon, and James.
Mr. Sarkisian passed away December 14, 2004.