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Jim Kekeris
Jim Kekeris

Event:
Football

Hall of Fame Class:
1993



At 285 pounds, Jim Kekeris was used as a tackle, fullback and place-kicker by Coaches Don Faurot and Chauncey Simpson from 1943-46. A St Louisisn, Kekeris earned all-Big Six Conference honors three times, and was a second-team all-American as a senior. He played in the East-West Shrine game and College All-Star game, and spent time with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers. Was MU's "Most Valuable Player" in the 1946 Cotton Bowl, and later was voted to the all-time Cotton Bowl team.