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Sid Kirstein
Sid Kirstein
Induction Year: 1994
Sport: Football, Track
Graduation Year: 1973

One of the top defensive players ever to play at Hampden-Sydney, Sid Kirstein was a leading member of some of the top football teams in the school's history.  During his tenure at H-SC, the Tigers posted a 33-9 record, including one stretch of 19 consecutive regular season victories and played in two Knute Rockne Bowls.  In 1971, the Tigers posted a 10-0 regular season record and led the nation in total defense (115.6 yards-per-game) and scoring defense (3.4 points-per-game).

A disruptive presence from his defensive end position, Kirstein was a three-time selection to the All-Mason-Dixon and All-State teams. He also received honorable mention All-America recognition for three consecutive seasons.  As a junior, he received the special honor of being named captain of the Virginia All-State team.

An outstanding student, Kirstein was nominated for Academic All-American honors.  He was an officer in Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, a member of ODK, listed inWho's Who and involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He was also the recipient of the Gammon Cup in 1973.  A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Kirstein practices law in his hometown of Lynchburg, VA.