Hall of Fame Inductees, Alphabetically by Last Name Ron Simmons – Sumner

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HOF inducteeAthlete. Ron could be best described as “Mr. All” at Sumner High School. Before graduating in 1964, his honors in basketball were All Conference (’61 ,’62,’63,’64), All Region (’61,’62,63,’64), All District (‘6 l,’62″6 3,’64), Class D All State (’62,’63,’64), All Class All State (’64) and All American (’64). He is second on the list of all time scorers in Nebraska with a total of 2,406 points, all made prior to the three-point rule. In football, he made All Conference (’61,’62,’63), All Region (’61,’62,’63), All State (’63) and was picked to the North Shrine Bowl squad in 1964. Track was not to be left out. He was a three time state qualifier in the pole vault winning the Class D championship one year and a two-time state qualifier in the hurdles. At UNL, he lettered all four years being picked All Big 8 Honorable Mention (’67) and first team all Big 8 Academic (’67), Honorable Mention All America Academic (’67) plus the Dean’s list for Academics (’65, ’66, ’67). He was on the UNL Baseball team in 1966 and was a Detroit Tigers draft pick in 1967.