Eddie Ehlers


Eddie Ehlers

High School: South Bend Central 1941


Inducted 1980

Led South Bend Central to state semifinals loss to Lafayette Jefferson ...  twice named All-State 3-sport standout at Purdue ... All-American in basketball, didn't play football until he was a senior after World War II, yet still drafted by Chicago Bears ... played pro basketball 2 years with Boston Celtics ... played professional baseball in New York Yankee & Chicago Cub farm systems ... in high school, he was class president 3 straight years ... called by his high school coach, John Wooden, 'one of the finest high school athletes that I ever had the privilege of coaching.'

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