GENE DONALDSON (Deceased)
Inducted: May 16, 1976 in East Chicago, IN
Date of Birth: September 29, 1930 in Mount Ayr, IN
High School Attended: East Chicago Roosevelt Graduated: 1949
High School Honors: All-State Guard 1946; All-State Fullback 1947; All-State Tackle 1948; Most Valuable Player 1947-1948; also a standout wrestler.
College Attended: University of Kentucky Graduated: 1953
College Honors: All-State All American
Professional Athletic Background: Played for Cleveland Browns in 1953 and Canadian League 1956-1957.
Coaching Experience: 2 years at Fort Benning, GA
Special Recognition: Inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Family: Wife, Alberta; children, Nancy, Peter, Mary, Amy, and Joseph.
Mr. Donaldson passed away December 25, 2003.