Born on November 4, 1933
South Bend
Inducted On
August 11, 1990
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Sb Central
South Bend Central
Led 1951 Bears to undefeated season and mythical state championship as a halfback; won All-State, All-Northern Indiana Eastern Division Conference, and All-Twin-City honors after that season.
Ball State University
Four-year football letterman; selected as Indiana Collegiate Conference's MVP Back 1953; led state in scoring 2 consecutive years, with 78 points in 1953 and 77 points in 1954; ranked third in state in scoring with 64 points in 1952; ICC leading scorer twice, with a 51 point total in 5 league games in 1952 and 66 points in 6 league games in 1954; team MVP 1953, 1954; co-captain 1955.
Remained in Air Force until retirement as a major in 1969; served as a sales representative for Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. of Belton, MO, receiving outstanding professional awards from Lipton for 10 consecutive years; inducted into Ball State Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.
Wife, Geraldine; daughter, Sheri Kaye.
Coaching Experience: Coached the Misaw Air Force football team in Northern Japan in 1956.

Professional Athletic Background: At graduation in 1956, the Baltimore Colts and Cleveland Browns contacted him about playing in the NFL, but he was enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps with a 4-year commitment to the US Air Force.