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Art Knowlton

A three-sport star at Akron U who earned eight letters - three each in football and basketball and two in track. While playing guard and tackle under the direction of Fred Sefton, the Hilltop football teams compiled a 13-6-2 record from 1917 through 1919. He competed in the hurdles, pole vault and high jump in track. However, it was in basketball that Art and fellow players Eddie Wentz and Tommy Tomkinson, both Hall of Famers, experienced the most success. In his three seasons at UA cagers captured 35 of 41 games, compiled the school's only undefeated season in basketball (14-0) in 1918-19, strung together 22 straight victories (a record still intact) and won back-to-back Ohio Conference Champion in 1918-19 and 1919-20.

Inducted 1970 | Football, Track & Field, Basketball