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Earl W. Burgner

A graduate of Akron South High where later he was to be the team physician for 28 years, Earl W. "Puss" Burgner starred in both football and basketball at Whittenburg College. However, his greatest claim to fame took place on the gridiron as a fullback for Coach Ernie Godfrey's undefeated Wittenberg teams of 1918, 1919, and 1920. Burgner was named to the All-Ohio team in his junior and senior years. Before he entered the medical profession, Burgner played professional football with the Dayton Triangles.

Inducted 1968 | Football