|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1933|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2000|
From champion college football star to executive of a large chapter of The American Red Cross, Dean A. Dugger was a familiar name to many people in the "Buckeye Nation."
CEO, The American Red Cross, Columbus Area Chapter; Director of Blood Services; retired after 35 years with ARC.
US Army service
Most people who recognize Dean's name probably know him from his outstanding contributions to Ohio State University football, 1952, 1953, and 1954.
- Buckeye Grove is in honor of all the first team All-Americans. Each player that has won that honor receives a Buckeye tree planted in the grove in their honor which includes a plaque along the walking path. Dean earned this honor for 1954.
- with team, 1954 National Champions
- with team, competed in 1955 Rose Bowl
- OSU Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame Class of 1995, recognizing all three years of play.
- DE on OSU All-Century Team
- 1955 NFL 4th round/46th pick draftee for Philadelphia Eagles
Dean's strong role in the champion team helped establish young Coach Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes as a force to be reckoned with. Among his Buckeye teammates was one brother, Jack.
Graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston, W.Va. where he was President of the Senior Class, All State in Football and earned letters in football, basketball and track; held the W.Va. State High School record in shot put for 25 years.
Member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the OSU Golf Course, Alpha Symposiarchs, Doctors Hospital Development Foundation Board, Master Mason, University Lodge 631 F&AM. Member of First Community Church where he served as Deacon, Usher and Youth Leader of the Block of Wood Program; Former Member of Downtown Rotary Club, United Way Agency Executive Committee, Columbus Day USA Committee; Director, Upper Arlington (U.A.) Civic Association and Past General Chairman, Fourth of July Celebration and Parade Chairman; U.A. Booster Club. Was active in the U.A. Athletic Association and enjoyed coaching Little League football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Dean experienced cardiac health problems over his final two decades. When he died at OSU Medical Center, he was awaiting a heart transplant. One was not available in time to help him. The family urged all who loved Dean to please become an organ and blood donor. Friends, if they wish, may contribute to American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, c/o Steve Beshuk, 995 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205 or Heart Transplant Program at OSU, c/o Dr. Robert Michler, Doan Hall, 410 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 in his memory.
husband of Bette; father of Glen, Karen, and Kathy
Created by: JanisCJ
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
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