GUTOWSKI, DENNIS

DENNIS GUTOWSKI

Inducted: May 3, 2015 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth: May 15, 1951 in Gary, IN

High School Attended: Gary Andrean                               Graduated: 1969

High School Honors: 1967 - All-City Quarterback; 1968 - captain of first undefeated, untied football team; All-City, All-Area, All-State Quarterback and Defensive Back; Gary and Calumet Region Scoring Champion and Player of Year; Andrean MVP; 1969 - captain of first winning North team in North-South All-Star game 1969; earned 9 varsity letters in football, basketball, and track and field; received football scholarship to ND.

College Attended: University of Notre Dame                     Graduated: 1973

College Honors: Played in Cotton Bowl 1970, 1971 and in Orange Bowl 1973; Monogram winner 1973.

Special Recognition: Coached and taught at Merrillville Community Schools and at Thornwood High School, South Holland, Illinois; left education to work in technology field 22 years; returned to education in 2005 to serve as guidance counselor and head football coach at Thornwood.

Family: Wife, Laurie; children, Tim (Mary), Jeff, and Jamie (Brad); grandchildren, Zack, Aubrey, and Addison.