Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Marty Below

Marty Below

Details

  • Position: Tackle
  • School: Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • High School: Oshkosh, WI (Oshkosh HS)
  • Years: 1918-1923
  • Inducted: 1988
  • Place of Birth: Oshkosh, WI
  • Date of Birth: Jan 26, 1899
  • Place of Death: Evanston, IL
  • Date of Death: Jun 30, 1984
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 190

Member Biography

Martin Below's career in sports, business and community work stands out. He was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1899. Marty matriculated at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, then transferred to the Oshkosh campus. At Oshkosh, he was on the basketball, baseball and track teams. He returned to the Madison campus in 1922 and played right tackle on the football team. He was named a third team Walter Camp All America selection in 1922. His best year was 1923 when he was captain of the team and was named All America by INS (International News Service) and Football World. Following graduation with a degree in business, he joined Commonwealth Edison in Chicago and served as assistant vice president until 1948. For the next 25 years he was with Kieffer-Nolde Engraving Company in Chicago and retired as senior vice president. He served as a director of the Chicago Executives Club, was a board member of the YMCA, president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and chairman of the Glencoe, Illinois, Crusade for Mercy. This great college football player sang in his church choir for 55 years. Marty Below died in June, 1984.