Sam Hammerstrom

Sam Hammerstrom
Sam Hammerstrom

Year Inducted
Sam Hammerstrom made his mark in the world of sports through football on both the high school and collegiate levels.

Hammerstrom was born in Jamestown on December 30, 1917, and his sports career began in 1932 when he competed in the 220-yard hurdles for the then Jefferson Junior High School track team. Later that year, and through 1935, he was involved in the Jamestown High School football program.

Hammerstrom was a football letterman in 1934 and 1935, when he was the captain. He also competed in track in the 220-yard hurdles in 1933 and 1934. In 1935, Hammerstrom captained that 3-5-1 football squad under Coach Dent Moon. He led the Red Raiders in scoring and was outstanding at quarterback and running back.

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