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Wilbur Barton
Wilbur Barton

Normal, Ill.


Basketball, Track and Field

Men's Basketball (1933-36), Men's Track and Field (1933-36)

Inducted: 1978

Four year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field ... a starter at center and forward on the basketball team ... was the first African American to be named a captain at ISU in 1935-1936, when the Redbirds compiled a 12-6 record (9-1 in the Little Nineteen) ... an exceptional high hurdles runner for the track and field team ... passed away in 2005 at the age of 91.