Consensus All-America pick in 1953 . . . three-year starter for Irish, opening at center in 1951, right end in '52 and right tackle in '53 as senior . . . caught 16 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in '52 . . . led team in minutes played in '53 with 423 and made three fumble recoveries . . . participant in 1954 East-West Shrine game . . . played on College All-Star team vs. the Detroit Lions in 1954 . . . first-round selection of Green Bay Packers in 1954 NFL draft . . . also went on to play for Cleveland, Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh.