JOHN A. KECKICH (Deceased)
Inducted: July 29, 1977 Bloomington, IN
High School Attended: Whiting Graduated: 1928
High School Honors: Participated in football, basketball, and track; captain of football team senior year; salutatorian of graduating class; sports editor and yearbook editor.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1933
College Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma (Honorary Business School Scholastic); Kappa Delta Rho (Social); elected to Blue Key (Honorary Men’s Organization); won football Balfour Award senior year; earned three football letters; Honorary Football Captain senior year; selected as Most Valuable Indiana University football player for Chicago Tribune Award 1933; played in 1933 East-West World’s Fair game; among final 8 in 1932 Olympic wrestling try-outs; played in College All-Star Game (forerunner of the All-Star ProChamp Series).
Professional Athletic Background: Mostly semi-pro football in Chicago and Calumet areas; member of 1933 Cincinnati Reds (club went broke early in season).
Special Recognition: Member of Kiwanis; held United Way official position; supervisor and executive in steel industry (Inland); officiated high school football and basketball for 10 years.
Mr. Keckich passed away May 14, 2004.