Richard W. Kazmaier, JR.


Richard attended Maumee High School from 1944 to 1948. He spent six years at the "old" high school because 7th and 8th grades were mingled with the four high school grades. He played football four years, basketball four years, track and field four years, baseball four years and golf one year. He received a letter each year in each sport. He was a member of the Honors Society, played a musical instrument in junior high and sang in the various choral groups.

His football team was undefeated in 1947 with seven wins, two ties and no losses. The basketball team made State Regionals and his average points made were in the mid-20's. Richard scored 17 touchdowns his senior year.

Richard attended Princeton University from 1948-1952 and earned an AB degree cum laude in psychology. He played football, basketball, and was a member of the Univesity Cottage Club. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1954. He is a 1951 Heisman Trophy winner and was voted the male athlete of the year that same year as an All-American Football Player. He served three years of active duty as an aviation ground officer with the U.S. Navy.

He was All American in football from 1950-1951, earned the Heisman Trophy in 1951, and the Maxwell Trophy in 1951. He was named outstanding college football player by the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Times, and the Cleveland Touchdown Club in 1951. He was the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1951 and the Philidelphia Sportswriters Athlete of the Year also in 1951. He was the Ivy League Football Player of the Dedcade in 1960, voter to the Greate Toledo Athletic Hall of Fame in 1962, and the Sports Illustrated 1950's All Decade Team in 1969. He was given the National Football Foundation's Distinguished American Award in 1993 and several other national awards too numerous to mention.