|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1914|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2009|
Hall of Fame College Football Player. He attended Leo Catholic High School in Chicago and played collegiate football at Northwestern University. While with the Wildcats, he played at the guard position captaining their 1936 Big Ten Championship Squad and was named Most Valuable Player with All-American honors. He would forgo a professional football career, instead to study medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Medical Corps attaining the rank of major. He was recipient of the Presidential Citation and was awarded three battle stars. During the post-war years, he became a surgeon and served as Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University. In 1950 he began his tenure as team physician of the Wildcats, a position he held for thirty years. In addition, he garnered national attention with his study efforts on football helmets and their effectiveness on protection from head injuries. In 1961, he was included on Sports Illustrated's "Silver Anniversary" All-America Football Team. He was a charter member of the Northwestern Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984 and was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Nov 05, 2009
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