Hall of Fame Inductees, Alphabetically by Last Name Larry Riessland – Pleasanton

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Larry Riessland earned a “Mr. Touchdown” label at Pleasanton High School where he scored 80 touchdowns in his career. The running back who set himself apart with his ability to cut while running full speed, scored a national-record nine touchdowns in a single game as a junior, then set a national record with 47 touchdowns in the nine-game season his senior year. He ran for 2,217 yards as a senior and averaged 19 tackles per game with 10 interceptions. In basketball, he scored more than 400 points his junior and senior seasons. He also placed in the 880 at the state track meet. He went on to play football at Kearney State College, but injuries curtailed his career.