Tom Krzemienski Memorial Scholarship
This $1000 academic scholarship will be given to one high school senior from Beaver Falls High School. The scholarship recipient wil be chosen from names of deserving students given to us by the superintendent.
About Mr. Tom Krzemienski
Mr. Krzemienski was inducted into the Larry Bruno Foundation Circle of Achievement in 2014.
Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Tom Krzemienski won eight letters in high school, including three in football as a tight end and receiver. He was named All County as a Junior, and his senior year could not have been more rewarding. His Tigers went undefeated and won the WPIAL championship. Tom was named All County, All State, and Wigwam All American and was invited to play in the Big 33 All Star Game, where he played tight end and linebacker.
Duffy Daugherty managed to ink the Tiger to a scholarship at Michigan State University, and Tom lettered all three seasons with the Spartans and twice led the squad in receptions. Tom was named the team’s Most Outstanding Senior in 1964 and his play brought an invitation to play the North-South All Star Game.
Tom signed with the New York Jets as a free agent, where he teamed again with his high school quarterback, Joe Namath. The two rookies combined on a touchdown pass in the annual rookie game between the Jets and the Patriots. Tom’s play kept him on the squad until the final cut, but his playing days were not over.
He signed with the Hartford team in the Continental Football League and played there three years. In each of those seasons, Tom was chosen as the top tight end in the league and was the only tight end to appear in the top five in various receiving categories. Tom also coached high school football as an assistant in Connecticut and Michigan.
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The funds to continue these scholarships & awards come from generous donors and supporters.
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Larry Bruno Foundation
420 Fort Duquesne Blvd
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222