Joseph P. Tereshinski, a member of the Washington Redskins for eight season died Sunday in St. Mary’s Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Bogart, Ga. He was 89.
Joseph was born in Glen Lyon on Dec. 7, 1923, and was a son of the late Walter and Sophia Radziminski Tereshinski. He graduated from Newport Township High School as class valedictorian in 1941, where he played football and basketball for the Nutcrackers. He also was selected to play in the 1941 Anthracite Bowl, a high-school all-star game.
Tereshinski was recruited to play football for the University of Georgia where he played on the 1941 Orange Bowl team and the 1942 Rose Bowl teams. He also played on Georgia’s 1945 Oil Bowl team and 1946 Sugar Bowl teams after returning to school from World War II. Tereshinski played in the 1947 College All-Star Game in which the All-Stars defeated the NFL Champion Chicago Bears.
He played eight seasons for the Washington Redskins from 1947 to 1954, playing end, defensive end and linebacker, and served as assistant coach for several years after retiring.
Tereshinski is survived by his daughter, Ada, Austin, Texas; and sons, Joe, Athens, Ga., and Walter, Evans, Ga.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Kashefski, Sheatown; and many nieces, nephews and friends.