Year Inducted: 1983
Nominated By: Brian Macartney
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor
Before High School:
● Played bantam football in Fairmont Park and at Mineral Palace.
● Attended Jefferson and Irving Elementary school.
● Played on three All-Star old timers baseball teams.
● Attended Freed Junior High School.
● Played half back on the 9th Grade City Championship football team,
● Played guard on the 9th Grade City Championship basketball team and was a city champ in the 440 and on the mile relay team that won the city championship.
Attended Pueblo Centennial, graduating in 1964.
● Earned eight varsity letters - three in football, two in basketball and three in baseball.
● All-City in football as a junior and was selected All-City, all conference and all state as a senior.
● Football team won the conference championship and lost the state championship game to Boulder.
● Selected to The Denver Post All-State First Team offense.
● Held the record of the longest run from scrimmage 99 yards against Wasson in 1963.
● Scored 72 points as a senior. [126 points in Career - Steel City Almanac pg 243].
● Outstanding baseball player - lettering all three years and being selected All-City as a junior and senior and All-Conference as a senior.
● Was a leading batter on the team that won the conference championship in 1964.
Enrolled at Adams State in 1964 and played baseball and football and lettered in both...In 1965 he left Adams State and enlisted in the U.S. Army.
● Served in Korea for 16 months.
● Played baseball in the military and was selected to the all-Division team two times.
● Played centerfielder on the team that won the 8th Army Championship.
● Played in the Jo sun I.B.E.O. Tournament.
● Also played in the military World Series and was named to the All-Star team.
● Upon leaving the service, finished his education with a degree in PE and Recreation.
● Returned to Pueblo and worked for the Parks and Recreation Department for six years.
● Coordinator of baseball and softball programs.
● Coached the Old Timers at Sunset Park for three years and worked in the City Recreation program at Hellbeck one year.
● Worked at St. Leanders in the Father Powers program three years.
● Played softball for 16 years.
● Played in five world tournaments and has repeatedly been selected to All-star and All-tourney teams.
● Currently is employed as a civilian by the U.S. Army as an outdoor recreation specialist for Ft. Carson, a position he has served for two years.
Worked in the U.S. Army and as a civilian Recreation Director.
Lives in Pueblo with his wife Mary Louise.