George Svendsen

George Peter Svendsen (March 22, 1913 – August 6, 1995) was an American football player. He also played one season for the Oshkosh All-Stars of the National Basketball League.[1]

Svendsen played in 52 games while starting in 31 of them. He played in both playoff games for the Packers in 1936 and 1941. He had one career reception, for 11 yards in 1937. He was named to the 2nd Team All-Pro by Collyers Eye Magazine, the NFL, and UPI. Svendsen is one of ten players that were named to the National Football League 1930s All-Decade Team that have not been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

George Svendsen
Personal information
Born:March 22, 1913
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died:August 6, 1995 (aged 82)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:52
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ Sports Statistics Database.
1936 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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1942 Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks football team

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Svendsen is a Norwegian and Danish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Arnljot Strømme Svendsen (b. 1921), Norwegian economist

Asger Svendsen (contemporary), Danish musician and music professor

Christian Svendsen (1890–1959), Danish Olympic gymnast

Conrad Svendsen (1862–1943), Norwegian priest and teacher for the deaf

Conrad Bonnevie-Svendsen (1898–1983), Norwegian government minister and priest

Conrad Vogt-Svendsen (1914–1973), Norwegian priest

Earl "Bud" Svendsen (1915–1996), American professional football player

Elga Olga Svendsen (1906–1992 ), Danish film actress

Emil Hegle Svendsen (b. 1985), Norwegian biathlete

Eyvind Johan-Svendsen (1896–1946), Danish stage and film actor

Flemming Kofod-Svendsen (b. 1944), Danish minister in the Lutheran Church of Denmark

George Svendsen (1913–1995), American professional football and basketball player

Hartvig Svendsen (1902–1971), Norwegian politician

Johan Svendsen (1840–1911), Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist

Kenneth Svendsen (b. 1954), Norwegian politician

Kjell Arild Svendsen (b. 1953), Norwegian politician

Linda Svendsen (b. 1954), Canadian screenwriter and author of Norwegian heritage

Lars Svendsen (b. 1970), Norwegian philosopher

Nicklas Svendsen (b. 1986), Danish football player

Ole Svendsen (b. 1952), Danish boxer

Olga Svendsen (1883–1942), Danish stage and film actress

Rupert Svendsen-Cook (b. 1990), British race-car driver of Norwegian heritage

Sander Svendsen (b. 1997), Norwegian footballer

Sigvald Svendsen (1895–1956), Norwegian politician

Svend Rasmussen Svendsen (1864–1945), Norwegian American impressionist artist

Therese Svendsen (b. 1989), Swedish swimmer

Torgeir Svendsen (1910–1981), Norwegian politician

Zoë Svendsen, British academic and director

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