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William “Bill” King

William “Bill” King, Elkhart High School (1946)

Bill lettered two years in both football and track. In football Bill played offensive and defensive tackle and was MVP as a senior. In track he tossed the shot put. He played football at Ball State, lettering four years, acting captain three years, and MVP two years (’47 & ’48). His1949 team was undefeated and untied. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns, he practiced for two weeks and returned to Ball State to help coach football. He also played semi-pro football for the Indianapolis Tryons. Bill served in the U. S. Army 1951-53, playing on post football track teams for two years. In 1976 Bill was honored as charter member of the BSU Athletic Hall of Fame and in 1979 received a BSU Distinguished Alumni Award.