Professional Football Player, Wrestler. Nicknamed "World's Most Dangerous Wrestler," he held virtually every championship over a period of 30 years in a time when Professional Wrestling was more of a serious sport rather than entertainment. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he was a star football player at Purdue University, and later a starting lineman for the Green Bay Packers, with whom he played from 1951 to 1955. At 6'1", 260 pounds, he was considered one of the game's strongest men. After the 1955 season he left football for wresting, and created a persona of a "beer guzzling, cigar chewing, working man's tough guy". He was the founder of the WWA (World Wrestling Association) Outside the ring, he used his celebrity status to help the less fortunate in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. He passed away after suffering a heart attack which occurred during a morning workout.
Bio by: Mike Davis