Wendell Butcher ’38 Inducted 1978


Wendell   Butcher

Wendell R. Butcher 38 was known as the "Worthington Walloper" during his football days at Gustavus. He led the Gustie teams to three straight State Championships and played every minute of every game in those three years. He was leading scorer in the conference his junior and senior years and was also leading rusher and leading passer. He was elected to three All-State teams and was named Little All-American in 1937.
He played professional football with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the old American Football League for six years.
He has been in a family business, Thermopax, a heating equipment manufacturing company in Memphis, Tennessee, with his two sons. He and retired in March of 1979. One of his sons scored the first touchdown against Wisconsin when USC played them in the Rose Bowl in 1963.