Sherman Howard (1947-48/ Football, Track & Field)


Sherman Howard was a running back on the 1947 and the 1948 Nevada football teams which were 18-4 overall and made post-season appearances in two bowl games. He also was a sprinter on the1948 track team. He came to Nevada after serving in the Army from 1943-46 and receiving two Battle Stars in the European Theater, then attending the University of Iowa. Howard went on to a six-year career in the national football League, playing with the New York Yankees from 1949 through 1951 and moving to the Cleveland Browns from 1952 through ’54. He is one of several Nevada players to make it in the pros during the 1940’s. He joins eight other members of the 1948 Wolf Pack team who have previously been inducted for either their exploits on that team or in combination with other contributing factors. Following his playing career, Howard was a scout for four teams: Green Bay, Cleveland, Dallas, and the New York Giants, for seven years. At the time of being inducted, Howard was a retired high school teacher and school administrator in Richton Park, Illinois.

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Mitchell Van Patten

University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten’s outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team.  Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.

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