Sam Havrilak
No. 17, 80
Position:Defensive back / running back / wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1947-12-13) December 13, 1947 (age 74)
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 8 / Pick: 207
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:73
Rushing yards:289
Receiving yards:761
Games played:75
Player stats at

Samuel Charles Havrilak (born December 13, 1947) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1974. He attended Monessen High School near Pittsburgh. Havrilak earned a Super Bowl ring in January 1971 at Super Bowl V. Havrilak owns the distinction of being the first player in NFL history to complete a pass, catch a pass and take a handoff in a Super Bowl.[1]

College career

Havrilak played college football at Bucknell University, where he was named to the All-Pennsylvania Team and MVP of the Middle Atlantic Conference as a senior. Havrilak holds the Bucknell University record for total offense with 397 yards against Colgate in 1968. He was elected to the Bucknell Hall of Fame, Class of 1981.[2]

Professional career

His professional career was spent with both the Baltimore Colts, where he was drafted in the 8th round and played for 5 years. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1974, where he finished his career.[3]

Sam Havrilak was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Sports Hall of Fame in November 2012.

Personal life

Havrilak is currently a dentist who practices and resides in Baltimore County, Maryland.[4] Sam and his wife Terry have one son, Michael and a daughter-in-law, Maria del Mar Navarro, and a granddaughter Ana Sofía. Sam is an uncle of Maryland State Delegate Eric Bromwell.


  1. ^ "Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic".
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Samuel C. Havrilak - BUCKNELL OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". Archived from the original on September 6, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Sam Havrilak Stats".
  4. ^ "Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic".