Will Stargel
Will  Stargel

Football, Basketball, Track


Will Stargel

  • One of the first African-American standouts of the UC football program.
  • Came to UC in 1941 and contributed to the 1942 squad's 8-2 season.
  • Served with the Fifth Army overseas during World War II.
  • Returned to continue his athletic and academic career in 1946, helping the Bearcats compile a 9-2 record which featured a win over defending Big Ten champion Indiana to open the season and a victory over Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.
  • Also lettered in basketball and track.
  • Set UC records in the low and high hurdles which stood until broken by his son, Scott, in the 1960s.
  • UC Athletic Hall of Fame 1979.