John Messmer (1993)

Football, Track & Baseball

  • Collier’s magazine second-team All-America guard in 1908
  • Won three “W” awards each in football, baseball and track
  • Captain of both the football (1907) and track (1908) teams
  • Two-time (1907 and 1908) Western Conference discus champion and one-time all-league football guard (1908)
  • Regional qualifier in the discus for the 1908 U.S. Olympic team
  • President of the Athletic Board in 1908 as a student representative
  • Member of the UW baseball team that toured Japan in 1909
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1959