Athletic Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Adolphus College Hall of Fame was established in 1978 at which time 19 "Charter Members" were inducted either as coaches or as athletes. As of the fall of 2019, 327 individuals (305 athletes, 15 coaches and 10 benefactors) have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

The beautiful Hall of Fame room on the second floor of the Lund Center was originally partially endowed by the families of both Dwight Holcombe's (the only father/son combination holding membership in the Hall). The hardwood plaque upon which the individual plates are permanently displayed was donated by the family of former football coach and Hall of Fame member Jocko Nelson, who passed away in 1978.

Rick Webb

Baseball and Football

Inducted: 1995

Considered to be the finest running quarterback in Gustavus football history, Rick Webb helped the Golden Gusties compile a record of 21-6-1 in conference play in his four years as the starting signal-caller. A master at running the option offense, Webb carried the ball 320 times for 1,111 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career. He also completed 218 of 429 passes for 2,817 yards and 24 touchdowns. Webb ranks fifth in passing yards, 16th in rushing yards and fifth in rushing touchdowns in Gustavus football history. In his senior season, Webb was named the Most Valuable Player in the MIAC, as well as being selected to the NAIA's All-Region team and The Lutheran magazine's All-America squad.
Each spring, Webb turned his attentions to the baseball diamond where he was a three- year starter in center field. He helped the Gusties to the conference title in 1971 and finished his career with a .308 batting average.
After graduating with a degree in education, Webb taught and coached briefly before beginning his restaurant career. Rick, a resident of Edina, has brought several new restaurant concepts to Minnesota, and currently owns The Lexington Restaurant in St. Paul.