|Date of birth:||March 3, 1934|
|Place of birth:||Bemidji, Minnesota|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Bemidji (MN)|
|NFL Draft:||1956 / Round: 20 / Pick: 237|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Minnesota. He was a three-year starter, beginning his career as a two-way guard. As a junior, he was moved to tackle. As a senior, he was elected team captain. He also served as the team's placekicker. He played in the 1955 Blue–Gray game.
New York Giants
On February 24, 1956, he signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union league, which eventually became the Canadian Football League. He played on the offensive line and was also the squad's placekicker. He was cut in October.
New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
On September 22, 1960, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys. He started 5 games at right guard during the franchise's inaugural season. The next year he started all 14 games at right guard.
After football, he initially retired to a public relations job. He eventually became an Episcopal priest and worked for thirty-six years in that capacity. He was also a teaching associate of John Bradshaw. He was the Chaplain at Austin Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Austin, Texas.
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