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Joe Wilhoyt

When Buchtel College hired Frank Haggerty as coach and director of athletics in 1910, he brought an insurance policy with him – Joe Wilhoyt. With the 180-pound end in the lineup, Buchtel College lost only to Western Reserve and Notre Dame. Wilhoyt beat Oberlin with a 45-yard dropkick and took a pass in the final minute to polish off Mount Union, skipping out of the hands of five tacklers en-route to the end zone. Oberlin was hailed as conference champion but Haggerty figured Buchtel had an even better claim. At season’s end, Wilhoyt moved elsewhere but his name popped up later in major league baseball with Boston, Pittsburgh, and New York.

Inducted 1965 | Baseball, Football