ROBERT YELTON (Deceased)
Inducted: August 15, 1980 in La Porte, IN (Posthumously)
High School Attended: La Porte Graduated: 1940
High School Honors: First player from La Porte to make All-State; played defensive tackle; never gave up a single yard in his territory between tackle and end; had one of the great individual performances in the history of La Porte.
College Attended: University of Iowa Graduated: 1944
College Honors: Played 3 years varsity football; as a junior was the only 60 minute player; named to the All-American Football Team 1943.
Special Recognition: His picture in his football uniform is in the Athletic Building at Iowa University; college authorities felt he had a good future in coaching but he never got the chance; on D-Day in World War II "Stretch" died for his country during the Normandy Beach Invasion.
Mr. Yelton passed away on D-Day, June 6, 1944.