The Princeton Department of Athletics in conjunction with the Princeton Football Association, the Friends of Princeton Basketball and the Princeton Varsity Club, hosted a celebration to retire the # 42 from its athletic program.
The Princeton Alumni Weekly reflects on an evening that saw the number 42 officially retired by the Princeton Department of Athletics.
Kazmaier, the 1951 Heisman Trophy winner, earned national acclaim as a multitalented halfback in the Tigers’ single-wing attack. More than a decade later, Bradley would gain similar fame on the basketball court at Princeton, winning the 1965 Sullivan Award as the country’s best amateur athlete. The two stars shared a common uniform number — 42 — worn, in the words of Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67, “with uncommon distinction.”
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