A rugged, sometimes brutal defensive tackle, this three year letterman was voted All-Border Conference and Honorable Mention All-America in 1951. He was drafted by the New York Giants but played one season with the Hamilton Tigercats in the Canadian Football League. As an enlisted reservist, he was forced into active duty in Korea in 1953. He rose to the rank of Navy Commander and commanded as LST and a Destroyer. He remained in the Navy and retired in 1974 after 25 years of service.