Inducted: May 21, 2000 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: June 16, 1951 in East Chicago, IN
High School Attended: Munster, IN Graduated: 1969
High School Honors: Leading receiver; set season receiving record; selected as an All-State end senior year; was also All-Sectional and All-Regional in basketball.
College Attended: Indiana University Graduated: 1974
Indiana University Law Degree 1978
College Honors: Was leading receiver sophomore and senior years; led Big Ten in receptions and set IU records for season receptions, yardage, and single game touchdown passes; team Most Valuable Player; First Team Academic All-American; started as wide receiver in North-South Game in 1972; graduated with high distinction from School of Business with a Business-Economics Degree; was on Dean's list every semester; elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Fraternity.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers in 1973 and played behind All-Pro Flanker Ron Shanklin his rookie year; played with New York Giants in 1974; joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1975; played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1976.
Special Recognition: Practiced law with Sommer & Barnard in Indianapolis until 1992; developed an office for Kennedy, Whitney & Company, a management buy-out firm with headquarters in New York; currently Chairman of the Board; active in church work and enjoys golf.
(Updated December 2010)