- Position: End
- School: Minnesota
- High School: St. Louis Park, MN (St. Louis Park HS)
- Years: 1914-1916
- Inducted: 1954
- Place of Birth: St. Louis Park, MN
- Date of Birth: Dec 03, 1894
- Place of Death: St. Cloud, MN
- Date of Death: Nov 16, 1979
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 170
Member BiographyBert Baston was the receiver on a heralded Gopher passing
partnership, hauling down the throws of Arnold "Pudge"
Wyman. The two paced Minnesota through the air, while
Bernie Bierman carried the ground attack as Minnesota
compiled a record of 12 victories, a loss and a tie through the
1915 and 1916 campaigns. The Gophers were 6-0-1 in 1915
when Bierman suffered a sprained ankle in the game against
Illinois. Both teams were unbeaten entering the battle and the
best the Wyman-Baston duo could produce was a 6-6 tie.
The next year was an offensive explosion for the Gophers.
With their great passing game leading the way, they averaged
over 49 points a game in logging a 6-1-0 record. A 14-9
defeat at the hands of Illinois was the lone blemish that year.
Not even the loss to Illinois could spoil Baston's
accomplishments. He repeated as an All-America selection,
the first in Gopher history to do so. Bert later returned to
Minnesota to assist head coach Bernie Bierman for 18 years.