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Bill Bidwill Inducted Into Georgetown Prep HOF

Cardinals owner was a two-sport star at the school in the late 1940s

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Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill (right) is congratulated by son Michael at a ceremony on May 31 recognizing his selection to the Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame.


Bill Bidwill has been inducted into the Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Cardinals' owner, a 1949 graduate of the school located outside Washington D.C., was a two-sport athlete in football and baseball. He was a star fullback and kicker as a senior, helping lead the 1948 football team to an undefeated season and the city championship. Bidwill led the Little Hoyas in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons.

Bidwill returned to Georgetown Prep last week and on May 31 was given his Hall of Fame medallion by school president Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

"William Bidwill exemplifies in exceptional ways Georgetown Preparatory School's highest ideals and aspirations," Pilarz said in a press release. "On the playing field, he proved to be a fierce and humble competitor. We celebrate his accomplishments and contributions to Georgetown Prep's rich tradition of excellence."

Bidwill attended Georgetown University after graduating from Prep and then joined the Navy. After completing his service, Bidwill began working full-time for the Cardinals, and more than 50 years later continues to serve as the team's chairman.

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