Earl Witte ’30 Inducted 1978
Basketball and Football
Earl Witte, lettered four years in football and two years in basketball at Gustavus. He was selected to the All-State team as fullback for three years and halfback for one year during his football career in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1933. He was All-State guard in basketball in 1928 and 1929. He was drafted by Green Bay and was a starting running back in 1934 and 1935. He spent three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked in the public welfare department for the State of Minnesota for 30 years until his retirement in 1971.