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Marty Below


Martin Below

Inducted 1988

Date of Birth



Oshkosh, WI


University of Wisconsin (1918-1918)

University of Wisconsin (1922-1923)

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1919-1920)


Martin Below's career in sports, business and community work stands out. Marty first attended the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, then transferred to the Oshkosh campus. At Oshkosh, he was on the basketball, baseball and track teams. He returned to the Madison campus in 1922 and played right tackle on the football team. He was named a third-team All America selection in 1922. His best year was 1923 when he was captain of the team and was named consensus All America. Following graduation with a degree in business, he joined Commonwealth Edison in Chicago and served as assistant vice president until 1948. For the next 25 years he was with Kieffer-Nolde Engraving Company in Chicago and retired as senior vice president. He served as a director of the Chicago Executives Club, was a board member of the YMCA, president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and chairman of the Glencoe, Illinois, Crusade for Mercy. This great college football player sang in his church choir for 55 years.


Height 6'2

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1923 All-Conference
  • 1923 Consensus All-America
  • 1922 First Team All-America
  • 1922 Second team All-America 1922 All-Conference
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