Athlete–One of the best college football tackles in America during the first half of the twentieth century, he was ever so dominating when he took the field as a high school athlete, graduating from Superior in 1921. He was an all-state halfback for Superior. He won five events in the Class B state track meet in 1921 and a total of nine firsts and five overall gold medals in his high school career. Later, his skill as a University of Nebraska Track Coach led to the naming of the present track stadium for this Cornhusker legend. His All-American playing at NU will never be forgotten in college football, for he is credited with successfully stopping both the “Four Horsemen” of Notre Dame and the “Galloping Ghost” Red Grange of Illinois.