Born on March 19, 1919
January 20, 2009.
August 5, 1989
South Bend, IN
South Bend Riley
Most Valuable Player; earned position on All-Northern Indiana Conference Eastern Division team, All-Indiana Team, and All-State Team 1936.
University of Alabama
Earned three varsity letters as a starter; captained 1942 team; helped Alabama to a 27-7 record and victories over Texas A&M (29-21) in 1942 Cotton Bowl and Boston College (38-21) in 1943 Orange Bowl; First Team Center on nine All-American squads, including Associated Press team selected by nation's sport writers; named to All-Southern Conference Team and selected to Alabama Southeastern Conference and Orange Bowl All-Time Teams.
Retired as a supervisor with US Steel; inducted into Alabama Football Hall of Fame 1984; inducted into first South Bend Riley Football Hall of Fame 1988.
Wife, Elilzabeth; son, Joseph Matthew.
Professional Athletic Background: Following military service as an officer during World War II, played with New York Yanks 1946, 1947, 1948, New York Bulldogs 1949, and Boston Yanks 1950, 1951.