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Fred (Fuzzy) Thurston
1997-98 Hall of Fame
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Football (1953-1955)
Fred (Fuzzy) Thurston

"A member of the legendary Green Bay Packers' teams of the 1960s, Fred Thurston was first a collegiate star at Valpo.

A two-time All-American in 1954 and 1955 as an offensive lineman, he was selected the ICC's Most Valuable Lineman in 1955. Also a two-time All-ICC choice, Thurston helped the Crusaders to a 17-7-2 record during his career, which included a conference title in 1954.

Ironically, Thurston was recruited to VU as a basketball player. As a Green Bay Packer, Thurston was a starting offensive guard on the first two Super Bowl Champion teams in 1967 and 1968. He played for the legendary Vince Lombardi from 1959-1968, winning five league championships (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967). Prior to his Green Bay days, Thurston played for the Baltimore Colts for two seasons. He retired from the Packers in 1968. Thurston is a member of the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and the Indiana Hall of Fame.

1997-98 Hall of Fame
Gene BartowMen's Basketball Coach (1964-1970)
Elsie BauerVolleyball Coach (1967-1977) & Womens Golf Coach (1960's)
Emory BauerBaseball, Football, Basketball, and Golf Coaches, Athletic Director (1946-1981)
Patti (Shook) BoiceGolf (1960s)
Ruth BrownField Hockey Coach (1949-1984) & Women's Basketball Coach (1968-1978)
Steve CookTrack & Field & Basketball (1962-1966)
Bob DilleBasketball (1944-1946)
Dick JonesBaseball & Basketball (1965-1968)
Richard KoenigAthlete, Coach, Professor, Director of Athletics, and V.P. for Public &Alumni Affairs (1939-1989)
Lloyd McClendonBaseball (1978-1980)
Joe PahrFootball (1949-1951)
Lori (Barton) PelletierVolleyball (1988-1991)
Garry PuetzFootball & Baseball (1970-1972)
Ken SchreiberBaseball & Football (1953-1958)
Fred (Fuzzy) ThurstonFootball (1953-1955)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler