Born on January 28, 1932
Cleveland, OH
July 6, 2010, in South Bend.
Inducted On
May 23, 2008
Location Inducted
South Bend, IN
Region Number
Notre Dame
Springfield Township, Akron, OH
All-City; All-Metropolitan; team's Most Valuable Player; set scoring and yardage records.
Miami University, OH 1954; Northwestern University MS
2-time Little All-American; 3-time All-Mid-American Conference; MVP 1952; voted conference Most Outstanding Player; voted to All-Opponent Team; set rushing yardage and scoring records; only 1000 yard rusher for coach, Ara Parseghian.
Executive Director of YMCA in South Bend 1980-1985; "Color Man" on Westwood One (Mutual) Radio 1985-2000; worked three years at station WSBT; became affiliated with Varsity Clubs of America in 2000; member of Summit County Hall of Fame, Akron, OH; member of Miami University Hall of Fame, Oxford, OH; has written three books - Era of Ara, The Phantom Letters, and Petals from a Rose; has spoken at over 3000 different venues.
Wife, Shirley; children, Sandy and Susan
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Cleveland Browns; traded to Green Bay, with chance to play for Eagles; retired from football in 1980 while with Kansas City Chief's staff.

Coaching Experience: Beginning in 1955, coached for 3.5 years on an Air Force team while also playing for that team; coached at Akron's North HS 1959-1960; assistant coach at Northwestern under Parseghian 1960-1964; backfield coach and offensive coordinator under Parseghian 1964-1975; served on staff of Kansas City Chiefs 1978-1979.

Outstanding Players Coached: Two All-Americans; John Hurate, who won Heisman Trophy.