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John Kadlec - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 07.235 W 093° 13.002
15S E 480749 N 4108271
Quick Description: Bust of former college football player, college football coach, and sportscaster on the grounds of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2011 6:33:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMD7EN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Life-sized bronze bust of John Kadlec wearing a University of Missouri shirt and ball cap with a whistle hanging around his neck. The bust is mounted on a stone and concrete pedestal with informational plaque.

From plaque:

John Kadlec

Born October 23, 1928 In St. Louis, Mo
To Fank And Lillian (Onder) Kadlec
Married To Mary Agnes "Dolly" Jacobi On February 3, 1951
Father To Judy, Peggy, John And Joan

Graduated From St. Mary's Catholic High School, Earning All-City,
All-District And All-Star honors in 1945

University Of Missouri Football Letterman in '48, '49 adn '50

Voted Most Valuable Lineman In 1949, All-Conference Guard In 1950

Played In The 1948 And 1949 Gator Bowls

Played In The East-West All-Star Game And The Senior Bowl In 1950

Hired by Mizzou As Assistant Coach In 1951, Served Under
Legendary Coaches Don Faurot, Frank Broyles, Dan Devine And
Al Onofrio

Under Coach Al Onofrio, Helped Lead The Tigers To The
1972 Fiesta Bowl And 1973 Sun Bowl

Has Served MU As The Director Of The Tiger Scholarship Fund,
Director Of External Relations, Special Assistant To The Director
Of Athletics and Football Color Analyst On The Tiger
Radio Network

Elected To The St. Mary's High school Hall Of Fame In 1995

Elected To The University Of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics
Hall Of Fame In 1995

Elected To The Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame In 2005

In Tribute To His Years Of Service At Mizzou, The Football Practice
Fields Were Renamed The Kadlet Athletic Fields In 2005

Recipient Of The University Of Missouri Faculty Alumni Award,
Presented By The MU Alumni Association

Named To The Inaugural Big 12 Legends Class In 2008

Recognized As A
Missouri Sports Legend
September 2011

Visit Instructions:
At least one original photo, taken by the poster, of the statue. No internet photos.
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