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Bill Stauffer
Bill Stauffer

Event:
Basketball

Hall of Fame Class:
1991



Missouri's first accomplished big man, Stauffer established the MU career rebounding record from 1950-52, that stood for 31 years (until Steve Stipanovich came along). On the way to grabbing 964 rebounds, he set three records that still stand - 379 rebounds in 1952, with a per-game average that year of 16.5, and a career rebound average of 13.6. He was an all-Big Seven selection in 1951 and '52, and as a senior, was team captain and all-America. He was the first Tiger ever to have his number (43) retired, and was chosen by the Boston Celtics in the inaugural NBA draft. Stauffer is a native of Maryville, Mo., and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.