Esrey to be Inducted into Swarthmore’s Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame

Princeton, NJ: He was a three-sport star and a quadruple-threat in football. On October 26,
Richard “Dick” Esrey will be inducted into the first class of Swarthmore College’s Garnet
Athletics Hall of Fame. From the class of 1950, Esrey excelled in football, basketball, baseball
and was an Associated Press Football All-American in 1948 and 1949. Despite opportunities in
professional football and baseball, he went onto a successful career in management with AT&T,
where he headed the division that managed the North American network. Today he is retired and
a resident and board trustee at Princeton Windrows 55+ Independent Lifestyle Community in

“Dick is such a vibrant and popular resident,” says Sherry Wagner, Executive Director at
Princeton Windrows. “We are all very proud of him and excited about this honor.”
In its nearly 150-year history, Swarthmore College’s student-athletes, coaches, and
administrators have led Garnet teams to record titles, national championships and All-American
honors. To pay tribute to this legacy, Swarthmore will induct 12 outstanding members of its
athletics community into the new Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame. The public unveiling of the
Hall of the Fame and the induction of its first class will take place during the College’s annual
Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration on Fri., Oct. 26, at 8:45 p.m. in the Lamb-
Miller Fieldhouse in Swarthmore, PA.

Esrey was a three-sport star who defined versatility and athleticism. Playing tailback in singlewing
football, Esrey was a quadruple-threat option (running, passing, receiving, punting) that
few defenses could contain. An Associated Press Football All-American in 1948 and 1949, Esrey
is tied for the all-time lead in career points (126) and career touchdowns (21) and held the
NCAA record for kickoff return touchdowns in a game for almost 50 years. On the diamond,
Esrey led the Garnet baseball team in nearly every statistical category during his four-year
career, earning second team All-NCAA District II honors as a shortstop in 1950. On the court,
Esrey was a starting member of the 1947 basketball team that won MASCAC Championship and
the 1949 team that reached the MASCAC championship game.

For more information or to set up an interview with Mr. Esrey, contact Scott McCaskey at
Goldman & Associates Public Relations at 757-625-2518 or at:

Princeton Windrows is a 55+ Independent Lifestyle Community located at 2000 Windrow Drive
in Princeton, New Jersey, about four miles from downtown Princeton and the Princeton
University campus. The upscale community features distinctive villas, town homes and
apartment-style condominiums on a 35-acre landscape. Three restaurant-style venues offer
casual, formal, private and al fresco dining, along with elegant common area interiors, library,
indoor pool, salon, spa, a host of other amenities, and a strong wellness and health program.
Prices start at about $150,000.