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Illinois State Athletics Percy Hall of Fame: 1973

Richard Baldrini Richard Baldrini
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field
Four-sport student-athlete (lettered four years in basketball and football, as well as two years in baseball and two years in track and field) ... named MVP of the football team as a halfback in 1949 Read More [+]
Roosevelt Banks Roosevelt Banks
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Football, Track & Field
A two-sport athlete in track and field and football ... a four-year football letterman who earned all-conference honors as a defensive end in 1948 and 1949 Read More [+]
Duffy Bass Duffy Bass
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball
Coached ISU baseball for 25 years ... started his career at Illinois State as a catcher on the baseball team in 1946 ... became head baseball coach of the Redbirds in 1963 and continued coaching until 1988 Read More [+]
Paul K. Benjamin Paul K. Benjamin
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball
Three sport letterman (basketball, baseball, and football) ... named captain of 1912-13 basketball team ... selected as an IIAA Conference all-star twice ... named captain of the 1914 football team Read More [+]
John Dal Santo John Dal Santo
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Football
Four-year letterwinner in both football and baseball ... named ISU MVP and the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1948 when he gained 245 yards on 77 carries at fullback ... co-captain and a unanimous all-conference fullback in 1949 Read More [+]
Joe Garnero Joe Garnero
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Football
Lettered in both football and baseball ... a punter, linebacker and offensive tackle, who was voted MVP in 1938 Read More [+]
Benoni Green Benoni Green
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Tennis
One of Illinois State's best tennis players, and a person who has contributed greatly to the sport through the Bloomington-Normal Tennis Association for many years ... won conference singles titles in 1938 and 1939 when the Redbirds also won team championships Read More [+]
Cecil Hospelhorn Cecil Hospelhorn
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Football, Wrestling
MVP of the 1942 football team as a guard and captain of the 1942-43 wrestling team ... earned seven letters in the two sports Read More [+]
Larry Kindred Larry Kindred
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Basketball
Three-year letterwinner in basketball and four-year letterwinner in baseball ... led the Redbirds to three-consecutive conference championship in basketball Read More [+]
Harry Mussato Les Murray
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Golf
Four-year letterwinner ... had a career low round of 65, and finished his career with a stroke average of 72.9 ... captained the 1949 team Read More [+]
Tidye Ann Pickett-Phillips Tidye Ann Pickett-Phillips
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Track & Field
The first Illinois State athlete to compete for the United States Olympic team ... first African-American woman to represent the United States at the Olympic Games Read More [+]
Richard Rockenbach Richard Rockenbach
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Football, Wrestling
Four-year letterwinner in football and three-year letterwinner in wrestling ... captain of the 1947-48 wrestling team Read More [+]
Darrell Spang Darrell Spang
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Football
Three-year letterwinner .... member of the 1950 championship team ... played four seasons in the U.S. Navy, and then returned to Illinois State for the 1955-56 seasons Read More [+]