Sidney Kolker is honored as a local football star. Kolker’s outstanding performance as guard and tackle on the McKinley Tech High School Varsity Team for three years won him a place on the All-City Team. He helped his school win the City Championship in 1929 and 1930. In his senior year Kolker was captain of the team. Awarded a football scholarship, Kolker played on George Washington University’s varsity football team and was named to the Jewish All-American Team in 1934 and 1935. In 1935, he was also selected for the AII-DCcollege team and was given an Honorable Mention on the All-Eastern Team.