As a resident of Lake Quivira, attended Shawnee Mission North High School where he earned a total of six athletic letters, three in football and three in track and field. Named all-conference his junior and senior years as a defensive tackle. Threw the shot put and discus in track.
Recruited to Baker to play for Coach Jim Irick. Started his freshman year at both offensive and defensive tackle and was named to the all-conference team on both offense and defense. Did not play during his sophomore year, but was again a two-way starter both his junior and senior years, and was again selected to the all-conference team on both offense and defense. Selected as a Small College All-American after his senior season.
Participated in track and field, winning letters all four years. Established new school and conference records in the shot put in 1965.
Was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the B-Club. Graduated with a degree in economics.
In 1966, following his senior year in football, signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League and was a member of the team’s first Super Bowl squad. Played for the Chiefs for three seasons before being forced to retire due to injuries
Entered the field of business in life insurance as an agency manager of a division of the Franklin Life Insurance Company. From 1970 to 1977 was in sales and marketing with Southland Paint Co. in Gainesville, Texas. Was named Regional Sales Manager of the Enterprise Paint Co. in 1977 (later the Valspar Paint Corporation). Named National Sales Manager, Valspar Paints in 1989 and returned to the Kansas City Area where he currently resides in Independence, Mo.
Member of the Valspar’s Leadership Group and received Valspar’s Leadership Award in 1994.
Married to Laura Jones Colvin and together they have two daughters, Carrie Anna and Kathy Ann.