ADAMS, NORB

NORB ADAMS

Inducted:  May 21, 2000 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  June 7, 1927 in Hammond, IN

High School Attended:  George Rogers Clark Graduated:  1945

High School Honors:  MVP as sophomore; led team in passing yardage and completion as junior and senior; Western Division Championship and State Football Runner-up 1944-1945; NIHSC Western Division First Team at fullback; All-State selection; held school record in shot-put and 1/2 mile relays; received 9 varsity letters in football, basketball, and track; member of National Honor Society; Harold Zimmer Memorial Award for Scholarship and Athletics.

College Attended:  Purdue University            Graduated:  1950
                           Purdue University  MS                 1953       

College Honors:  Played varsity halfback at Purdue for 4 years on offensive and defensive teams; selected to AP Honorable Mention All-Midwest Team 1950; Cleveland Press First Team Offense on basis of rushing, pass receptions, and blocking; First Team Phi Delta Theta National Fraternity Football Team; Big Ten Medal winner; received offers to play with Cleveland Brown, N.Y. Giants, and San Francisco 49ers but opted to continue college education; graduated with distinction.

Special Recognition:  Served with AAF in Hawaii and won AAF football and All-Star Award with Hickam Field Bombers 1946; remained active in sports - played handball and won Calumet Region Championship in singles and doubles in 1959, 1960; elected President of Munster Pool Corp. 1967 and Highland Chamber of Commerce 1977; member of PU Alumni Association, John Purdue Club, and Indiana/Illinois Pharmacy Association; inducted into Hammond Hall of Fame.

Family:  Wife, Ellen; children, Guy, Jeff, and Cathy.