At East High he made All-City in both football and basketball, but it was nothing compared to the honors he earned while at Wittenberg University. At Wittenberg (1959-63) bob earned 12 letters - four each in football, basketball and track. His football records at the Springfield, Ohio read like a "Who's Who of Sports" - 886 yards in pass receptions in one season, 27 career TD pass receptions (13 coming in one season) - all Ohio Conference, winner of the Mike Gregory Award (best player in the OC) and Associated Press first team All-American as offensive end in 1963. In the 1962-63 basketball season he also was named an All-American and first team All-OC for the second straight year. The Tigers were national runner-up in 1963. As a track star he had few equals. He was the NCAA College Division high hurdles champion in 1963. Needless to say, Bob Cherry has been inducted into Wittenberg's Sports Hall of Fame.