|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||250 lb (110 kg)|
|1962 – 1964||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Neil Thomas (born c. 1940) was a Canadian football player who played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1962.He played college football at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1962 American Football League Draft.
Hillsdale College is a private conservative liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan. Founded in 1844 by abolitionists known as Free Will Baptists, it has a liberal arts curriculum that is based on the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hillsdale requires every student, regardless of concentration of studies, to complete a core curriculum that includes courses on the Great Books, the U.S. Constitution, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Ernest Davis was an American football player, a halfback who won the Heisman Trophy in 1961 and was its first African-American recipient. Davis played college football for Syracuse University and was the first pick in the 1962 NFL Draft, where he was selected by the Cleveland Browns. Davis was diagnosed with leukemia that same year, and died shortly after at age 23 without ever playing in a professional game. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and was the subject of the 2008 film The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.
Terry Wayne Baker is a former American football and basketball player. He played college football and basketball at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Baker played as a quarterback for the football team from 1960 to 1962, winning the Heisman Trophy as senior. In the spring of his senior year, he led the basketball team to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. To date, he is the only athlete to win a Heisman Trophy and play in the Final Four. Baker was the first overall pick in the 1963 NFL draft and played with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) from 1963 to 1965. He then played for one season in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1967. Baker was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982.
David Moir Nelson was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, author, and authority on college football playing rules. He served as the head football coach at Hillsdale College (1946–1947), the University of Maine (1949–1950), and the University of Delaware (1951–1965), compiling a career record of 105–48–6. During his 15 years as the head coach at Delaware, he tallied a mark of 84–42–2 and gained fame as the father of the Wing T offensive formation. From 1951 to 1984, he served as Delaware's athletic director. In 1957, Nelson was named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Rules Committee and in 1962 became its Secretary-Editor, a position he held for 29 years until his death, the longest tenure in Rules Committee history. In this role, he edited the official college football rulebook and provided interpretations on how the playing rules were to be applied to game situations. Nelson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1987.
Donald J. Allard was an American college and professional football quarterback selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 1959 NFL Draft.
Lewis Pate "Bud" McFadin was an American football player. He played college football at the University of Texas and was a unanimous selection at the guard position on the 1950 College Football All-America Team. He later played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams (1952–1956) and in the American Football League (AFL) for the Denver Broncos (1960–1963) and Houston Oilers (1964–1965). A versatile player, he played tackle and linebacker on defense, as well as tackle and guard on offense. He was a Pro Bowl pick in 1955 and 1956, a Sporting News All-AFL defensive tackle in 1960, 1961 and 1962, and an American Football League West Division All-Star in 1963.
Frank "Muddy" Waters was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Hillsdale College (1954–1973), Saginaw Valley State University (1975–1979), and Michigan State University (1980–1982), compiling a career college football record of 173–96–7. Waters was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000.
Richard John Lucas is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University from 1957 to 1959 and professionally in the American Football League (AFL) with the Buffalo Bills from 1960 to 1961 and the Denver Broncos in 1962.
Albert Richard Dorow was an American gridiron football quarterback. He played college football at Michigan State University and professionally in the National Football League (NFL), the American Football League (AFL), and the Canadian Football League (CFL).
James Ray Whipple was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of California, Berkeley from 1902 to 1903 and at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan in 1907, compiling a career college football coaching record of 18–3–2.
Milo R. "Mike" Lude is a former American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. Lude played football and baseball at Hillsdale College, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He served as the head coach at Colorado State University from 1962 to 1969, compiling a record of 29–51–1. Lude was the head baseball coach at Hillsdale College from 1948 to 1949 and at the University of Maine from 1950 to 1951. He served as the athletic director at Kent State University (1970–1976), the University of Washington (1976–1991), and Auburn University (1992–1994).
James L. D. Morrison was an American football player and coach. He served as the first part-time head coach at the University of Notre Dame and Hillsdale College in 1894.
Claude J. "Jump" Hunt was an American football and basketball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Hillsdale College (1911–1912), Carleton College, and the University of Washington, compiling a career college football record of 87–30–6.
Ernest Jack Petoskey was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Hillsdale College from 1949 to 1950 and Western Michigan University from 1953 to 1956, compiling a career college football record of 19–32–3. A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Petoskey played college football at an end at the University of Michigan from 1940 to 1943. He then served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Irvin C. "Whiz" Wisniewski was an American football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Hillsdale College in 1951, tallying a mark of 2–6. Wisniewski was also the head basketball coach at Hillsdale from 1950 to 1952 and at the University of Delaware from 1954 to 1966, compiling a career college basketball record of 124–179.
Lynn Everett Bell was an American football coach and professional baseball player. He played professional baseball from 1906 to 1914 and served as the head football coach for Michigan State Normal College—now known as Eastern Michigan University—in 1918.
Benjamin Harrison Southworth was an American football player, physician and surgeon. He was a member of the University of Michigan's 1901 "Point-a-Minute" football team that finished the season 11–0, outscored opponents 550 to 0, and won the first college football bowl game, the 1902 Rose Bowl. Southworth was one of 15 players who traveled from Ann Arbor to play in the first Rose Bowl game.
Bruce Oliver McLenna was an American football player. He played college football for the University of Michigan in 1961 and for Hillsdale College in 1964 and 1965. He played professional football for the Detroit Lions in 1966 and was later signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. In June 1968, he was killed in an automobile accident at age 26 while riding in a military vehicle as part of his service in the Missouri National Guard.
Andre Holmes is a former American football wide receiver. Originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Holmes also played for the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Denver Broncos.
Jim Reynolds was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders, and Montreal Alouettes. He won the Grey Cup with the Tiger-Cats in 1965. He played college football at Hillsdale College in Michigan.