Born on June 19, 1919
South Bend
October 15, 1981.
Inducted On
August 13, 1988
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN (Posthumously)
Region Number
South Bend Washington
South Bend Washington
Unanimously selected to South Bend's first All-City High School Football Team by South Bend News Times and to UPI state 3rd Team 1937; also a starting forward on basketball team; awarded a basketball scholarship to Notre Dame.
University of Notre Dame 1938-1940
While at ND, most celebrated achievement was intercepting an Army pass in 1940, running it back for a 7-0 win in Yankee Stadium.

Drafted during WW II and served two years in the Army.
After football, hosted his own restaurant in Washington, DC; was a sports commentator; played pro basketball for the Baltimore Bullets.
Wife, Ann; four children
Professional Athletic Background: Played for San Diego Bombers of Pacific Coast Pro Football League 1943; played with Washington Redskins 1944-1946; signed with Los Angeles Rams 1947.

Professional Athletic Honors: Played in many charity games; played in East-West Shrine Game, the Gold Cup Game, Hearst Disabled Vets Game, and LA Times Benefit Game; named to NFL's All-Pro team 1945.