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.