Born on February 18, 1947
Newport News, VA
April 15, 2021.
Inducted On
June 25, 2014
Location Inducted
West Lafayette, IN
Region Number
G. W. Carver, Newport News
Varsity football letterman.
Purdue University
3-year varsity football letterman, playing both offense and defense and kicking off all 3 years; led team to Big Ten Championship 1967; Rose Bowl Champions 1967; team MVP and All-Big Ten 1967, 1968; Big Ten MVP; consensus All-American 1967, 1968; finished 3rd in 1967 and runner-up in 1968 Heisman Trophy balloting; set numerous records as an offensive and defensive halfback.
Upon retirement from NFL, became a desegregation specialist for School District of Philadelphia; after coaching at Purdue, joined staff at John Purdue Club, from which he retired in 2011; inducted into several Halls of Fame - Rose Bowl HOF 2010, College Football HOF 1990, Purdue Athletics HOF 1994, Virginia Sports HOF, and Hampton Roads HOF; received NCAA Silver Anniversary Award 1994; in 1987, selected as All-Time Greatest Purdue Player in First 100 Years of Purdue Football; honored as member of Top 100 Collegiate Football Players in America; involved with numerous community groups, boards, fund-raisers, dedications, and charity events; board member of National Football Foundation's Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana.
Wife, Monica; children, Raymond, Jacqueline, Courtland, and Colin.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted 2nd in 1969 NFL draft by Philadelphia Eagles; 8-year NFL career with Philadelphia (1969-1972) and Kansas City Chiefs (1973-1975); retired from football due to injuries.

Coaching Experience: Assistant football coach in charge of runningbacks at Purdue 1995, 1996.