BENNETT, CHARLES "CHUCK"

CHARLES "CHUCK" BENNETT  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 13, 1994 in Linton, IN (Posthumously) 

Date of Birth:  August 9, 1907 in Linton

High School Attended:  Linton                    Graduated:  1924

High School Honors:  All-State Running Back

College Attended:  Indiana University          Graduated:  1929

College Honors:  All-American 1928; All-Big 10 1928; IU MVP 1928; awarded first Silver Football by Chicago Tribune as Big 10 MVP 1928; Clevenger Award from IU 1928; awarded IU Balford Award 1928; East-West team captain and MVP 1928.   

Professional Athletic Background:  Played for Portsmouth Spartans (later became the Detroit Lions) and Chicago Cardinals, receiving $500 per game.

Coaching Experience:  After playing 6 years, became head coach at La Grange, IL, Lyons Township HS in 1939; coached 21 years, winning 11 West Suburban Conference Championships; also served as athletic director at Lyons Township 1960-1966. 

Special Recognition:  While at Linton as a senior player in 1923, team posted an 8-0-1 record (8-0 against Indiana teams) and outscored opponents 155-0; was inducted posthumously into the Indiana University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Family:  Wife and son, Bryon

Coach Bennett passed away June 9, 1973.