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Gerald "Gerry" Raasch
2002-03 Hall of Fame
Football (1951-1954)

"A very talented and versatile player, Gerry Raasch was a key force during an era that produced three conference championships and an undefeated season.

As a senior in 1954, Raasch earned Little All-American and First Team All-Indiana Collegiate Conference honors as a split end. During his first three seasons at Valpo, Raasch starred as an offensive tackle, earning First Team All-ICC status in 1953. As a freshman in 1951, he earned a letter on Valpo's last undefeated team (9-0). While Raasch was a Crusader, Valpo football teams compiled a 25-7-3 record (.757 winning percentage) and captured ICC Championships in 1951, 1952 and 1954.

Upon graduation from Valpo in 1955 (B.A.), Raasch signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. After serving in the Navy from 1956-58, the native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin worked for A.C. Electronics from 1955-67 and for Carriage Realty Inc. from 1968-90. Raasch has been a broker for Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors since 1990 in Waynesville, Ohio.

2002-03 Hall of Fame
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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