LESLIE “BENNY” ALLEN (Deceased)
Inducted: August 1, 1975 in Bloomington, IN
Date of Birth: December 7, 1893 in Galien, MI
High School Attended: South Bend Central Graduated: 1914
High School Honors: Four letters in baseball, two in football, and two in basketball; captain of 1913-1914 team; played every minute of all football, baseball, and basketball games.
College Attended: Wabash College 1914-1916
College Honors: At Wabash, won two letters in football, two in baseball, and one in basketball; All-Western fullback; second team All-American; started as quarterback while at Notre Dame Law School.
Special Recognition: While playing football in high school between 1913-1914, scored 53 points in one game; kicked 14 extra points in one game; kicked 25 extra points in two games; threw 6 touchdown passes to one end in one game; averaged 28 points a game in 1914; his football team scored 505 points to a mere 7 for their opponents during high school; Leslie did all the kicking and passing and 90% of the ball carrying.
Mr. Allen passed away June 1, 1976.