Calvin Roberts ’53 Inducted 1978

Football

Calvin   Roberts

Calvin W. Roberts '53 was selected to the All Conference team for three consecutive years - 1949-1950-1951 - and is the only Gustavus graduate to be named Little All American for two years, receiving that honor in 1951 and 1952. He was drafted by the New York Giants in 1953 but illness terminated his professional career. He served for 4 years in the U.S. Marines prior to enrolling at Gustavus and was named All Marine Corps for his play as tackle with the El Toro Marines. Coach Hollingsworth has called him the finest tackle he's ever coached.
He served as line coach at Augsburg College following graduation while employed as a phy. ed. teacher for the Minneapolis Public Schools. He became elementary physical education supervisor for the City of St. Louis Park and served in that capacity until his untimely death on March 3, 1966. In 2003, Cal was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.