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Willie Karr
2004-05 Hall of Fame
Football, Basketball, and Track (1930s)
Willie Karr

William Arthur "Willie" Karr excelled as an athlete and a student in the 1930s.  He starred in football, basketball, and track.

On the gridiron he was a triple-threat halfback who could run, pass, and kick- both punts and point-after-touchdown drop kicks - as well as a reliable pursuer and tackler at a time when players were expected to perform on both offense and defense.  In 1935, following his junior year, he was selected by the Indianapolis Star as the outstanding collegiate football player in the state and was named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.

In 1938, following graduation from law school, he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers professional football team.

Karr was a leading scorer at a forward postition for the basketball team as well.  In track, while the university did not field a team in intercollegiate competition, he consistently led his fraternity to wins in the highly competitve annual Field Day.

2004-05 Hall of Fame
Tim HolmesBaseball (1984-1987)
Willie KarrFootball, Basketball, and Track (1930s)
Scott LangeFootball, Baseball (1982-1986)
Kari (Wiseman) NelsonSoftball (1996-1999)
Dr. William SteinbrecherDirector of Athletics (1979-2004), Coach, Student-Athlete (1952-1970)
Jamie SykesBasketball & Baseball (1993-1998)
Dave WilsonSwimming (1967-1971)
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