DONALDSON, GENE

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.