Induction: June 17, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN
Date of Birth: March 4, 1959 in Noblesville, IN
High School Attended: Carmel, IN Graduated: 1977
High School Honors: 3-year football letter winner 1974-1976; 97 receptions, a Carmel HS record for 18 years; 1431 yards; current single game record of 13 catches and 171 yards vs Noblesville 1976; two-way starter as strong safety and wide receiver, kicked off and held for extra points for state runner-up team 1976; scored 98 points and kicked one game winning field goal as a receiver and place kicker 1976; Indiana All-Star 1977.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1981
College Honors: 4-year letter winner as wide receiver 1977-1980; career statistics of 140 catches (tops all-time in Purdue annals), 2126 yards (tops all-time in Purdue annals), and 14 touchdowns (tops all-time in Purdue annals); set Purdue and Big Ten records of 13 catches, 200 yards vs. Wisconsin 1980; in senior season, had 66 catches (top 10 nationally), 1001 yards (Purdue record and Top 10 nationally), and 8 touchdowns; scored at least one touchdown in all three winning bowl games (Peach, Bluebonnet, Liberty); started in post-season All-Star games (Japan Bowl and Hula Bowl), scoring a touchdown in both games; part of 1980 team that remains only Boilermaker squad to win 10 games in school history; part of only team to win three consecutive bowl games 1978-1980; continues to be 14th all-time at PU in receptions, 9th in receiving yards, and 13th in receiving touchdowns.
Professional Athletic Background: Signed free agent contracts with Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals.
Special Recognition: Began with Merrill Lynch in 1993, opening first branch office in Lafayette; Charles E. Merrill member and Chairman's Club member; served as VP and Branch Manager; involved with National Football Foundation, Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana as President and founding member; Chairman of Board of North Central Health Services, Inc.; serves on Purdue University Community "Access & Success" campaign committee, Purdue Football Leadership Council, Purdue Athletic Affairs committee - Community Liaison, and Tippecanoe County Sheriff Merit Board; member of PU President's Council, John Purdue Club, and Vice President of Sigma Chi House Corporation Board; member First United Methodist Church, Tippecanoe County Redevelopment Commission, Town and Gown; Past President Lafayette Country Club; Past President of Indianapolis Purdue Alumni Association.
Family: Wife, Nancy; children, Amy and Lia