Sunday, November 01, 2009

Steve Reid - Leo Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame,

Position: Guard
School: Northwestern
High School: Chicago, IL (Leo HS)
Years: 1934-1936
Inducted: 1985
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Date of Birth: 12/16/1914
Jersey Number: 44
Height: 5-9
Weight: 192

Steve Reid played football at Leo High School in his hometown of Chicago before enrolling at Northwestern where he became a three-year letterman for the Wildcats. He was captain and Most Valuable Player for the 1936 Big Ten Champions and was also Northwestern's most widely-picked All-American since Pug Rentner. Reid stood proud in defeat as well as in victory throughout one of the most exciting schedules of the 1936 season. A 5-9, 192-pound guard whose forte was blocking, he was often called upon by Coach Pappy Waldorf to pull out of the line to lead the interference. Reid played in the East-West Shrine Game and, in 1961, was named to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S "Silver Anniversary" All-America football team. During World War II he served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was awarded the Presidential Citation with three battle stars. Reid became Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Evanston Hospital, and Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University. He has been a Wildcat team physician since 1950, and earned national recognition by conducting a football helmet study which measures intensities of impacts in order to reduce head and neck injuries.

God Bless All Leo Men!

H/T to Dan Kelley!

Leo High School welcomes everyone to honor our Veterans at Leo High School on Friday November 6th at 11A.M.

Leo High School
7901 S. Sanagamon Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 224-9600

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