Inducted: May 31, 1998 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: January 31, 1934 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Gary Emerson Graduated: 1952
High School Honors: 1st Team All-State; Parade Magazine’s All-American.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1956
College Honors: Played an average of 57 minutes; Honorable Mention All-Big 10.
Professional Athletic Background: Played football with the US Marines in San Diego Marine Base; voted Most Valuable Player in Marines; beginning in 1958 played 2 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers; played 5 years with the Chicago Bears and was starting guard for the 1963 World Champion Bears; traded to Detroit Lions in 1965; played for LA Rams in 1966.
Coaching Experience: Taught at and coached in the Hammond Public Schools for 20 years; retired, then returned to help his son, Ted, Jr., coach football at Andrean HS in 1995; Andrean won 3A football Sectional, Regional, Semi-State and became runner-up to State Champions in 1997 with Ted, Sr. and second son, Jeffery, as assistant coaches.
Special Recognition: Inducted into the Order of AHEPA Hellenic Football Hall of Fame in 1984; Gary, IN, Sports Hall of Fame 1985; received Pittsburgh Bicentennial Sports Award 1985; Breitbard Athletic Foundation Special Award in 1957.
Family: Wife, Ann; sons, Ted, Jr., Jeffery, and Tony.