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Carlton J. Ferris

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1971


Hobart College

Carl was an outstanding attackman for Hobart College from 1934 to 1937 and was chosen as Hobart's Most Valuable Player in 1936 and 1937. Carl was first team All-American in 1936 and 1937, and honorable mention in 1935. He played with the American team against Canada in 1936 and England in 1937, as well as North/South games in 1936. He also earned varsity letters in football and basketball, making him a nine-letter man at Hobart.

After college, Ferris helped start lacrosse at Geneva High School and officiated for eight years. Selected as a charter member of the Hobart Hall of Fame, he also served as executive director of the Hobart Alumni Association for a number of years following his graduation. A civic leader and business executive throughout his life, Carl Ferris passed away in 1988.