Born on September 30, 1942
LaPorte, IN
Inducted On
August 23, 1986
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Mc Elston
Michigan City Elston
Lettered three years in football, basketball, and track; was captain and Most Valuable Player in football; All-Conference and All-State in football and basketball.
Indiana University
Selected All-Big 10 in 1963 and 1964; named by American Football Coaches as one of their 11 First Team players; received the Balford Award for Athletic Excellence in 1965.
Inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame June 12, 2008; after retiring from NFL, bought the Clark Equipment Company, Brown Trailer Divison in Detroit, and became a Great Dane dealer, one of the largest truck-trailer manufacturers in the United States.
Children, Tom T., Jennifer, Jill, Nick, and Ryan.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Detroit Lions and New York Jets; signed with Lions in 1965 as a running back; played 5 years with the Lions; played with Baltimore Colts 1970-1972; retired at end of 1972 season.

Professional Athletic Honors: Leading rusher and scorer in 1967 with Detroit Lions; played on 3 Central Division Championship teams and one NFL Championship team - Colts over Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in Super Bowl V in 1970, in which he was the leading rusher .