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Jon Ries

His playing days at Barberton High became a stepping stone to Western Reserve University for Johhny Ries, captaining three varsity teams. Installed as Western Reserve's first-string left halfback in 1938, sophomore Ries made All-Big Four, All-Ohio, and United Press honorable mention All-American. In 1940, he captained Western Reserve to an 8-1 record and an invitation to the Sun Bowl Classic where Ries climaxed his finest season by scoring two in a comeback which toppled Arizona State Teachers College, 26-13.

Inducted 1967 | Football