One of the greatest catchers to ever wear a Wildcat uniform, he was a three-year starter and led Arizona to three consecutive College World Series appearances. He was second team All- America in 1959 and was named to the U.S. Pan American Games team. In 1960 he was named first team All- America. He led the Wildcats in almost every offensive catergory, and at time of induction, ranks in the UA top ten, season and career, in slugging percentage, runs batted in and put-outs. Twice voted the team's "Most Inspirational Player," he was also elected 1960 Greek Week King and was named to the Blue Key honorary and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Drafted by the New York Yankees, he played professionally for five years before beginning a career on education, coaching and athletic administration. In 1996 the NCAA named him to the College World Series All-Decade Team for the 1940s and 1950s.