MURAKOWSKI, ART

ART MURAKOWSKI (Deceased)

Inducted:  May 16, 1976 in East Chicago, IN

Date of Birth:  March 15, 1925 in East Chicago

High School Attended:  East Chicago Washington                      Graduated:  1943

High School Honors:  3-year football letterman; captain of team and Mythical State Champions 1942; All-State Honors at fullback 1942.

Served in the US Navy 1943-1946 in South Pacific, Okinawa.

College Attended:  Northwestern University    Graduated:  1950

College Honors:  Played both offense and defense; Most Valuable Player of team 1947 and 1948; Most Valuable Player Big 9 (now Big 10) and All-American Football First Team Selection 1948; received Chicago Tribune award; team won Rose Bowl 1949 over University of California 20-14; played in East-West Shrine Game 1950; on the All-Star Football Team in 1950; recorded 4.9 yards per carry.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played for the Detroit Lions 1951; played at Great Lakes Naval Center and was coached by Tony Hinkle; Service Champs 1943.

Special Recognition:  Selected as member of Northwestern University's All-Time All-American Football Team 1970; football official for 20 years; Indiana State Representative 1965-1972; served as an inheritance tax appraiser and deputy appraiser for real estate.

Family:  Wife, Lucy; children, Arthur, Janis, Judy, Mark, Karen, and Thomas.

Mr. Murakowski passed away September 13, 1985.