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Illinois State Athletics Percy Hall of Fame: 1974

Wes Bair Wes Bair
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Football
Four-year letterman who led the nation in passing as a sophomore in 1952 with 1,375 yards and 14 touchdowns ... selected to the Little All-America Team in 1952 and was named both team and Interstate Conference MVP that same year Read More [+]
Durwood Boone Durwood Boone
Inducted: 2002 Sport: Men's Golf
Boone was so proficient at the game of golf, that Illinois State's men's golf program was founded because of him in 1933 ... recognized as the first golf participant at Illinois State Read More [+]
Richard Bruno Richard Bruno
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Wrestling
Four-year letterman ... career record of 42-4-3 with 23 pins ... Interstate Conference 123-pound champion as a freshman and 130-pound champion as a junior and senior Read More [+]
Dean Burridge Dean Burridge
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Baseball, Football, Basketball
Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball ... placed-kicked the margin of victory in four football games and brought a tie in another game to lead Illinois State to an Interstate Conference title and a postseason bowl appearance in 1950 Read More [+]
Lavern Christensen Lavern Christensen
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Football
Four-year football letterman ... co-captained the Redbirds in 1936 and 1937 as a tight end ... he was Most Valuable Player on a team that tied for its first Little Nineteen title in 30 years (1937), and was named to the all-conference team Read More [+]
Marvin Hamilton Marvin Hamilton
Inducted: 1979 Sport: Baseball, Basketball
Three-year letterwinner in baseball and two years in basketball ... player-coach for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. of Peoria in the National Industrial Basketball League Read More [+]
Tom Henderson Tom Henderson
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Tennis
Four-year tennis letterwinner who won the Interstate Conference No. 1 singles championship in 1950 and 1951 Read More [+]
Clifford E. Clifford E. "Pop" Horton
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Administrator, Head Coach
Director of health and physical education for men at Illinois State from 1923-1961 ... founder of Gamma Phi honorary gymnastics fraternity and the annual summer camp for handicapped children at Lake Bloomington Read More [+]
Richard Kavanagh Richard Kavanagh
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field
Lettered in four sports (baseball, basketball, football, and track) ... captain in both football and basketball ... led the Redbirds to the Little Nineteen Championship his senior year Read More [+]
Walt Laitas Walt Laitas
Inducted: 1995 Sport: Football, Track & Field
Four-time all-conference football tackle (1940, 1942, 1946, 1947) despite having his career interrupted by military service ... Illinois State won two league titles in that span, and he was captain and MVP of the 1947 team Read More [+]
Robert Mann Robert Mann
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Wrestling
Three-year letterwinner in wrestling ... posted a 45-3 record ... as a sophomore, he was second in the National Invitation Meet and was an All-America first team selection by Body Builder Magazine Read More [+]
Fred Marberry Fred Marberry
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Basketball, Track & Field
MVP for both Illinois State and the Interstate Conference in 1955 and 1956 ... led Illinois State in scoring for four seasons, averaging 24.6 points per game over his career Read More [+]
Wayne Meece Wayne Meece
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Football
Three-year starter at quarterback ... followed his athletic interest by becoming a Big Ten Conference football official Read More [+]
Lorene Ramsey Lorene Ramsey
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Basketball, Volleyball Coach
First team All-American in softball in 1960 and 1965 ... second-team All-American in 1959 and 1970 ... named ISU's Most Valuable Player in 1965 Read More [+]
Bob Riggenbach Bob Riggenbach
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field
Illinois State's last four-sport letterwinner (baseball, basketball, football, and track and field) ... voted MVP in both football and baseball, and captained both sports as a senior in 1955-56 Read More [+]
Bill Sarver Bill Sarver
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football
Four-year letterwinner in basketball and baseball and also earned a letter in football ... set the basketball career scoring record (since broken) of 1,798 points Read More [+]
Dave Schertz Dave Schertz
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Basketball
Four-year basketball letterwinner ... MVP in 1957 and captain in 1959 Read More [+]