Born in Peabody, Kan. Played high school football basketball and baseball in Falls City, Neb. Began at Baker in 1948 after serving 18 months in the Navy. Recalled into military while at Baker and served on Naval destroyer during Korean Conflict. Granted additional year of eligibility following return from service and became only athlete in Baker history to earn five football letters. Also earned two baseball letters and a golf letter.
Played both ways on football team — guard on offense and linebacker on defense. Earned first-team, second-team, and honorable mention all-conference honors in football. Led Wildcat defense in ’50 and was selected to all-state defense team. Selected twice by the Orange as Defensive Player of the Week in ’53. Received “special recognition” trophy following ’53 football season. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Served as president. Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954. Worked 22 years as corrective therapist with Veterans Administration in Kansas City. Served as administrative head of outpatient services for last six years with the VA. Remained active with the Raytown YMCA. Retired in 1982 to Lake of the Ozarks. Remains active as baseball umpire.