A Proud Heritage
Standing Out From the Crowd in SPORTS
PERCY BEARD, Auburn '26
Silver Medalist in 120 yard high hurdles, 1932 Olympics; Helms Track Hall
of Famer; AAU hurdles champion in 1931-32,1934-35; one-time world record
holder in five hurdles events; head track coach at Florida, 1936-64 and
founder of the Florida Relays in 1939.
DAVE BUTZ, Purdue '72 All-American defensive tackle, 1972, 16 NFL
seasons with St. Louis Cardinals (1973-74) and Washington Redskins (1975-88).
He was All-NFL first team in1983 and All-NFL second team in 1984.
BUD COLLINS, Baldwin-Wallace '48 International Tennis Hall of Famer
who has been a player, coach, sportswriter, sportscaster and author. Wrote
for the Boston Herald and Boston Globe in 1950's and 1960's, then began
his TV career in 1963. Has covered tennis for CBS (1968-73), PBS (1974-77)
and NBC (since 1978). Coached at Brandeis (1958-63) and won U.S. indoor
mixed doubles title as a player in 1961. Author of Bud Collins' Modern
Encyclopedia of Tennis.
CRIS COLLINSWORTH, Florida '85 Eight NFL seasons as wide receiver
with Cincinnati Bengals (417 receptions for 6,658 yards, 38 TDs); All-NFL
2nd team, 1981-82-83; TV analyst for HBO, NBC and "Fox NFL Sunday"
JOHN DAVIES, Michigan '51 International Swimming Hall of Famer; Gold
Medalist (200 breaststroke) for Australia in both the 1948 and 1952 Olympics;
NCAA champ in 1952, setting world records in both 100 and 200 breaststroke;
last Olympian to use butterfly arm technique in breaststroke competition.
LEN DAWSON, Purdue '55 Pro Football Hall of Famer and 1956 All-American
quarterback. Played 19 NFL-AFL seasons (1957-75), primarily with the Kansas
City Chiefs. He threw for 28,711 career yards with 239 TDs and was 1962
AFL Player of the Year and 1973 NFL Man of the Year. He was an All-AFL
first teamer in 1962-66 and All-AFL second teamer in 1964-68. He was an
NBC TV commentator (1978-82) and hosted HBO's "Inside the NFL"
show for 10 years.
EVERETT DEAN, Indiana '18 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, American
Baseball Coaches Hall of Famer; All-American center as a collegian; head
basketball coach at Carleton, Indiana and Stanford (374-217 record over
28 seasons); won 1942 NCAA title while at Stanford; also head baseball
coach at Indiana and Stanford.
TERRY DONAHUE, San Jose State '63 UCLA head football coach from
1976 to 1995, posting a 151-74-8 record and 13 bowl games. After three
seasons as a TV analyst, he is currently San Francisco 49ers Director
of Player Personnel.
BRUCE DRAKE, Oklahoma '26 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer (as
coach), Helms Hall of Fame as both player and coach; four sport letterman
as a collegian; Oklahoma head basketball coach for 17 years (200-181);
founder and head coach of Oklahoma golf team and established varsity swimming
at OU; 1956 Olympic basketball assistant coach; President of National
Association of Basketball Coaches; chairman of NCAA rules committee for
BILL EDWARDS, Wittenberg '28 College Football Hall of Famer (as
a coach); head coach at Western Reserve (1935-40), Vanderbilt (1949-52)
and Wittenberg (1955-68), posting a 168-45-6 record. In the pro ranks,
he was head coach of the Detroit Lions (1941-42) and assistant coach with
the Cleveland Browns (1947-48). He was named College Division Coach of
the Year in 1962-63.
BILLY EVANS, Cornell '05 Baseball Hall of famer (as an umpire),
also a sports writer and front office executive. Hired by American League
in 1906, umpired in six World Series and wrote a sports column while umpiring
until 1927. He later became general manager of the Cleveland Indians for
eight seasons, farm director of the Boston Red Sox for six seasons, President
of the Southern Association and Tigers general manager from 1947 to 1951.
CURT GOWDY, Wyoming '39 Baseball Hall of Famer (as a broadcaster),
Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. A collegiate basketball star, he worked
as a regional sportscaster prior to two years on the Yankees radio team.
After 15 years as the voice of the Boston Red Sox, he worked for NBC,
CBS and ABC covering major sporting events over three decades, including
seven Super Bowls and 14 World Series. He also hosted "The American
Sportsman" for 19 years.
JIM GRELLE, Oregon '56 One of the top US milers of the 1960's; three
year All-American and member of 1960 US Olympic team (8th at 1500 meters)
He won a Gold Medal in the 1500 (record time 3:45) during 1963 Pan-American
Games, clocked a 3:55.4 mile time in 1965 and was AAU indoor mile champ
LOU GROZA, Ohio State '43 Pro Football Hall of Famer (kicker-offensive
tackle) and the first player to score more than 1,000 career points and
kick 200 career field goals. A Cleveland Browns player for 21 years in
AAFC (1946-49) and NFL (1950-59, 1961-67), he was named to the NFL 1950's
All-Decade team, won All-NFL honors six times and played in nine Pro Bowls.
JOE B. HALL, Kentucky '48 Sewanee Head basketball coach at Regis
(1960-64), Central Missouri (1965) and Kentucky (1973-85). He won the
1978 NCAA title and had a 373-156 record (70.5%) over 19 seasons.
WILBUR "PETE" HENRY, Washington & Jefferson '16 Pro
Football Hall of Fame charter member, College Football Hall of Famer;
All-American tackle in 1917,1919; won four letters in four sports as a
collegian. He played eight NFL seasons as a two-way tackle, punter and
kicker and was named to the NFL 1920's All-Decade Team. Returned to W&J
as assistant coach in 1929, became head coach in 1942 and was athletic
director until his death in 1952.
TOMMY HERR, Delaware '74 Major league switch-hitting second baseman
for 13 seasons with the Cardinals, Twins, Phillies, Mets and Giants. Batted
.271 in 1,514 career games and posted 1,450 career hits. Named to the
1985 National League All-Star team and hit .302 with 110 runs-batted-in.
PAUL "TONY" HINKLE, Chicago '17 Naismith Basketball Hall
of Famer (as coach); basketball All-American in 1920 and starred in two
other sports. Served as Butler head coach in basketball (41 seasons, 557-393),
football and baseball. The Tony Hinkle Memorial Fieldhouse at Butler is
named in his honor.
JIM HOUSTON, Ohio State '57 Pro football linebacker for 13 seasons
(1960-72) with the Cleveland Browns. He played in four Pro Bowls and was
on the All-NFL first team in 1963-65.
TONY HULMAN, Rose-Hulman '46 Auto Racing Hall of Fame executive
who purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945 and helped make
the Indy 500 the greatest spectacle in auto racing. He also guided the
sport through a transition to USAC supervision and served as racing's
"good will ambassador" on trips to Canada, Mexico and overseas.
KEITH JACKSON, Washington State '52 American Sports Broadcasters Assn.
Hall of Famer who started at stations in Seattle and Los Angeles before
joining ABC-TV. The first play-by-play voice on "ABC's Monday Night
Football", he also covered the World Series, was on "Monday
Night Baseball" (1976-83) and has specialized in college football
for two decades. He returned to ABC-TV's college coverage this fall after
a one year retirement.
TOMMY JOHN, Indiana State '64 Major league baseball lefthanded
pitcher whose career lasted 26 seasons, despite arm problems. Pitching
for the Indians, White Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees and Athletics, he
was in 760 games, posting a 288-231 record, 3.34 ERA and 2,245 strikeouts.
He had three 20 win seasons, capped by 22-9 for the Yankees in 1980 (to
earn AL All-Star Team status) and was in three World Series. Ranked by
the 1999 book Total Baseball as one of the 400 greatest players.
ED JUCKER, Cincinnati '57 Won two NCAA titles (1961-62) as head
basketball coach at his alma mater and was NCAA Coach of the Year in 1963
(after placing second at the Final Four). Also was head coach at RPI and
the U.S Merchant Marine Academy. Over 17 seasons, he posted a 266-109
record and holds the NCAA Division I record for highest winning percentage
in tournament play (91.7%, 11-1). Also served as head coach of NBA Cincinnati
JACK KEMP, Occidental '54 Pro football quarterback for 10 AFL-NFL
seasons, primarily with the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills. He threw
for 21,218 career yards and 114 TDs; played in seven AFL All-Star Games;
and was All-AFL first team in 1960-65 and All-AFL second team in 1961-63-66.
FRANK KUSH, Michigan State '51 College Football Hall of Famer (as
coach) and All-American guard (1952). Became head coach at Arizona State
in 1958 and was 176-54-1 over 22 seasons. Earned AFCA Coach of the Year
honors in 1975. Later served as head coach of the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(1981); Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1982-84); and USFL Arizona Outlaws
LESTER LANE, Oklahoma '52 Basketball Gold Medalist at the 1960
Olympics and Helms Hall of Famer. The first Sooner 1,000 point scorer,
he earned All-American honors in 1955 and also played football and pole
vaulted for OU. An AAU star for six years, he helped lead the Wichita
Vickers to the AAU title in 1959 and later coached Mexico to fifth place
at the 1968 Olympics.
JERRY MAYS, SMU '60 Member of AFL's All-Time Team as a defensive
lineman; elected to Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame after stellar 10 year
pro career. Named All-AFL first team six times, chosen for six AFL All-Star
JOHN McKAY, Oregon '48 College Football Hall of Famer (as a coach).
Served as head coach at Southern California from 1960 to 1975, posting
a 127-40-8 record, winning four national championships and going to nine
bowl games. He became the first head coach of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
from 1976 to 1984, then served as team President in 1985 before retiring.
STEVE MELNYK, Florida '66 Standout amateur and pro golfer before
becoming a TV golf commentator. A three-time All-American as a collegian,
he won the 1969 US Amateur title, played on the 1969 Walker Cup team and
was 1971 British Amateur champion. He played on the PGA Tour from 1971
to 1984, winning nearly half a million dollars, before moving into TV
GENE MICHAEL, Kent State '58 Major league baseball shortstop, manager
and executive since joining the Pirates in 1966. After a 10 year playing
career, he was manager of the New York Yankees (1981-82) and Chicago Cubs
(1986-87) then returned to the Yankees as a scout (1988-89),Vice President
and general manager (1991-95) and director of major league scouting (1997-99).
MIKE MICHALSKE, Penn State '23 Pro Football Hall of Famer who was
the first guard elected. An All-American fullback in 1925, he played 11
pro seasons, earned All-NFL first team honors seven times, was on the
NFL 1920's All-Decade Team and pioneered linebacker blitzes. He was later
head football coach at Iowa State and head basketball coach at Lafayette.
JIM MORA, Occidental '55 Pro football head coach since 1983. After
serving his alma mater as head coach in 1964-66, he was a Division I college
assistant until joining the Seattle Seahawks in 1978 as defensive line
coach. He was head coach of the USFL Philadelphia Stars, winning two titles
and posting a 48-13-1 mark in 1983-85. After serving as New Orleans Saints
head coach from 1986 to 1996, he became Indianapolis Colts head coach
GLENN MORRIS, Colorado State '33 Olympic 1936 Gold Medalist in
the decathlon, setting a world record (7,880 points) which stood for 14
years. Won the 1936 Sullivan Award as America's top amateur athlete and
also won the 1936 AAU title. Played pro football for the Detroit Lions
in 1940 and was elected to the Helms Track Hall of Fame.
BOB NETOLICKY, Drake '66 Member of the American Basketball Association
30 player All-Time Squad (chosen in 1997). He was an All-MVC center in
1967 and on the ABA All-Rookie Team in 1968. Chosen for four ABA All-Star
Games, he played for the Indiana Pacers (1968-72, 1974-76), Dallas Chaparrals
(1973) and San Antonio Spurs (1974). Over 618 games, he scored 9,876 points
(16.0 average) and grabbed 5,518 rebounds (8.9 average).
DEL PRATT, Georgia Tech '06 Major league second baseman for 13
seasons (1912-24) with 1,996 hits, a career average of .292 over 1,896
games, and six .300 seasons. He led the AL with 103 RBI in 1916 and led
AL second basemen in putouts five times. Total Baseball ranks him as one
of the top 400 players.
DICK RADATZ, Michigan State '56 Major league pitcher who twice
was named American League Fireman of the Year by The Sporting News (1962,1964).
Over seven seasons with the Red Sox, Indians, Cubs, Tigers and Expos,
he pitched 381 games in relief, winning 52 and saving 122.
HENRY "RED" SANDERS, Vanderbilt '24 College Football
Hall of Famer (as a coach). A four letter winner in three sports as a
collegian, he played three minor league baseball seasons while coaching
at Clemson. He became Vanderbilt head football coach in 1940, was SEC
Coach of the Year in 1941 and later went to UCLA for nine seasons. Named
Coach of the Year in 1954, he had a 15 year record of 102-41-3 and went
to two Rose Bowls.
"PRINCE" HAL SCHUMACHER, St. Lawrence '29 Major league left-handed
pitcher for 13 seasons with the New York Giants (1931-42,1946). He had
a career record of 158-121 with 906 strikeouts in 2,481 innings. His top
mark was 23-10 in 1934 and he pitched in three World Series.
WILBUR SHAW, Indiana '49 Auto Racing Hall of Famer and three-time
winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1937,1939-40). He also had three Indy
500 second place finishes and was national driving champion twice. He
later served as President and general manager of the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway until his death in 1954.
STEVE SPURRIER, Florida '66 College Football Hall of Famer and
1966 Heisman Trophy winner. A two-time All-American quarterback, he passed
for 4,848 career yards and 36 TDs before a 10 year NFL career with the
San Francisco 49ers (1967-75) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976). Head coach
of the USFL Tampa Bay Bandits in 1983-85 (35-19), he has since been head
coach at Duke and Florida, posting a 12 year record of 113-31-2 with nine
bowl game appearances (prior to 1999).
LYNN ST. JOHN, Wooster '08 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer (as
a contributor). After serving as basketball coach and athletic director
at Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan, he went to Ohio State as basketball coach
(1912-19) and athletic director (1915-47). The school's St. John Arena
is named in his honor and he also served as chairman of the NCAA rules
committee for 18 years.
BILL TORREY, St. Lawrence '57 Hockey Hall of Famer who was President/general
manager of the New York Islanders when they won four straight Stanley
Cups (1980-83). After a stint as vice president of the Oakland Seals,
he became the expansion Islanders' first employee. In 1989, he became
chairman of the board, serving until the start of the 1992-93 season.
He then became President of the expansion Florida Panthers in April of
JIM TRESSEL, Baldwin-Wallace '75 Head coach of four NCAA Division
I-AA championship football teams at Youngstown State (1991,1993-94,1997).
Prior to the 1999 season, he had a 114-51-2 record over 13 seasons and
was Division I-AA Coach of the Year in 1994.
JIM TYRER, Ohio State '61 Member of the AFL's All-Time Team at
offensive tackle. An All-American in 1960, he spent 14 seasons with the
Dallas Texans (1961-62), Kansas City Chiefs (1963-73) and Washington Redskins
(1974). He was an All-AFL first teamer eight times and is in the Chiefs
Hall of Fame.
ARNIE WEINMEISTER, Washington '47 Pro Football Hall of Famer as a
defensive tackle for the New York Yankees (1949), New York Giants (1950-54)
and CFL British Columbia Lions (1955). He was on the All-NFL first team
from 1950 to 1953 and played in four Pro Bowls.
JACK YOUNGBLOOD, Florida '71 College Football Hall of Famer (as
a defensive end). He was MVP in the Senior Bowl before starting a 15-year
career with the Los Angeles Rams (1971-1984). Elected to the NFL 1970's
All-Decade Team, he was twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Year and
went to seven Pro Bowls. After retiring, he joined the Rams front office
in 1986 and also served as a radio color analyst.