Inductees One of the finest athletes to ever perform at Bradley, Ramsey excelled in football, basketball and track and went on to compile an outstanding record in professional football for 11 years.
Ramsey first played for three seasons in the old All-American Conference with the Chicago Rockets in 1947, Brooklyn in 1948 and the Chicago Hornets in 1949.
He was with the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League for five seasons, through 1953, before that team moved to St. Louis. He then played for three years in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, finally retiring after the 1956 season.
In basketball, he appeared in 88 games spread over five seasons (because of World War II), scoring 994 points. His best offensive season was in 1946-47 when he scored 323 points on a Bradley team that went 25-6.
On the track and field front he set Bradley records in the high jump (6-foot-5), the 120-yard high hurdles (14.2 seconds) and the 220 yard low hurdles (23-4). He posted first place finishes in national meets of the New York Athletic Club, the Boston AAU And the Metropolitan AAU Games and was second in the famed Millrose Games in New York.
One of the finest athletes to ever perform at Bradley, Ramsey excelled in football, basketball and track and went on to compile an outstanding record in professional football for 11 years.
|W.D. "Darby" O'Brien|
This native Peorian was born September 1, 1863. He played baseball for New York in 1887 when he hit .301 in 127 games. An outfielder, he was traded to Brooklyn where he played the 1888 through 1892 seasons, compiling 805 hits and 394 RBIs to go with a .282 career batting average.