An outstanding high jumper, this Hammond High and Indiana University
graduate (1949/’58) won Indiana high school state (1948) and
Big Ten (’53) titles in his specialty. Before graduating from
high school, he was selected to the LOOK All-American Team in ’49.
Later, he would compete in the NCAA championships and Milrose Games
in New York. In international competition, he was the All-France
champion in ’55-56 and placed 2nd in the All-Europe Championships
in ’54-55. Also a talented basketball player, he played a
key role on Hammond High’s sectional and regional title team
in ’49. Joining his brother, Estell, in the Hammond Sports
Hall of Fame, he is retired after 40 years as a teacher/administrator
in the Chicago Public School System.