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Carl Eichstaedt
Carl Eichstaedt

Chicago, Ill.

Football, Baseball

Baseball (1957-58), Football (1956-57)

Inducted: 1983

Two-time letterwinner in football and baseball ... named MVP of both squads in 1957 ... led the Redbirds in rushing in 1957 with 5.4 yards per carry ... All-Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection in 1957-58 ... received the Carter Harris Award in football in 1957 ... named to the All-State College Football First Team in 1957 ... in 1957, named ISU team most valuable player in baseball during the spring and in football during the fall ... a two-time all-conference selection in baseball as a center fielder ... became an assistant football coach under former Illinois State football coach George Egofske at Rich East High School for two years ... moved to Deerfield High School as head baseball coach and assistant football coach from 1964-73 ... later joined the Illinois State as a 20-year physical education faculty member, where he was a nationally recognized writer, research and speaker ... earned three degrees from Illinois State ... after retiring in 1992, moved to New Mexico, where he resumed teaching part-time at the University of Texas El Paso ... also a standout in baseball, signed a contract with the St. Louis Browns (1953) and attended their spring training camp in Thomasville, Ga.