BOB MATHIASGame 069 | June 24, 1958 | Bob Mathias, Tobin Rote
The track theme continued as Mathias had won the gold medal in the decathlon at both the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games. He became the first director of the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Rote, one of the great running pro quarterbacks of the 1950s, played for the Green Bay Packers from 1950-1956. He was traded to the Detroit Lions in 1957 and led the team to the league championship in his first season there.
Game 244 | May 24, 1976 |Bob Mathias
Eighteen years after his first Dunkers' appearance, the former U.S. Olympic Decathlon champion was back. He served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and as Deputy Director of the Selective Service. He reconnected with the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1976 and became the first director of the U.S. Olympic Training Center when it opened in 1977.
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