Born on October 26, 1942
Evansville, IN
Inducted On
March 3, 2001
Location Inducted
Evansville, IN
Region Number
Evansville Bosse
Evansville Bosse
Junior reserve football and senior year varsity letterman.
University of Evansville
All-Conference ICC 1964; Team Best Lineman Honor 1964; first U of E player to be drafted into the NFL.
Inducted into Evansville University Hall of Fame 1979; member of NFLPA Retired and NFL Alumni; works as an account executive with Koester Companies, Inc. in Evansville.
Wife, Jeanne; children, C. Martin and Michelle.
Coaching Experience: While at U of E, coached offensive and defensive linemen in 1965.

Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Dallas Cowboys as an offensive guard in 1965 but did not make team; free agent with Denver Broncos as a defensive end in 1966 but did not make team; was sent to Wheeling Ironmen in the Continental Football League; was picked up by Chicago Bears as defensive end 1967-1969; played defensive end with Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers 1970; retired in 1971 due to a ruptured achilles tendon.

Professional Athletic Honors: In 1967, awarded game ball by teammates for outstanding individual performance in Bears 14-3 win over Detroit Lions; shared award of game ball with outstanding performance by defensive line in Bears 34-7 win over the NY Giants; named to NFL All-Star All-Rookie Team.