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Robert Frulla
Robert Frulla

Football (Inducted 1992)


Robert Frulla was a Colonials' football standout for three varsity seasons, twice earning first team All-Southern Conference honors (1957-'58). Lettering 1956 through 1958, the 6'1", 200-pound defensive lineman co-captained the Colonials in 1958 while earning All-America honorable mention from the Associated Press. The Touchdown Club of Washington also named him the outstanding college football player of the Washington area in 1958, only one of four GW athletes to ever win that award.

As a sophomore in 1956, he helped the Colonials, an 8-1-1 team, defeat host Texas Western (now UTEP) 13-0 in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Day in 1957 at El Paso, Texas.

Frulla had enrolled at GW after serving five years in the U.S. Air Force. He returned to GW for five years as assistant football coach, and then became a lobbyist for a trade association representing the national trucking industry. He later started his own consulting firm.

Frulla and his wife, Joyce, have three children Susan, Nancy and Robert Jr.

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