Junior Wren
Junior Wren

Event:
Football/ Baseball

Hall of Fame Class:
1994



An accomplished two-sport star at Missouri in the early 1950s. He played halfback in football, lettering in 1950-51. He was team captain as a senior, when he earned all-Big Seven Conference honors and led the Tigers in rushing, total offense and punting. He also set a school record that season with nine pass receptions against Oklahoma, a record that stood for nearly 40 years. In baseball, he was an all-American outfielder in 1952, when the Tigers placed second at the College World Series. He led the club in hitting as a junior, and as a senior led the team in hitting, home runs and runs batted in. He signed with the Chicago White Sox in 1952, and later played professional football as well, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1959-60. A native of Kansas City, Mo.

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