Vivian "Chief" Crawford '17: Vivian Crawford was a "triple-threat" star as he helped run, pass and kick Miami's football teams from 1914-16 to a record of 18-5-1. He was selected all-Ohio as a fullback his junior and senior years as his career totals included 18 touchdowns, nine PATs and a field goal. Three of his teammates are also members of Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in Earl "Red" Blaik, Marvin "Monk" Pierce and George Munns. He also earned letters as a third baseman for Miami's baseball teams of 1915 and 1916 that compiled a record of 16-5. Crawford was a charter member of Sigma Delta Psi and elected to Red Cowl honor society. Following graduation, he played professional football for Akron. He died in 1961 in Washington Court House.
Steve Kendall '77: At the time, Kendall was one of only five tennis players in Mid-American Conference history to capture four singles titles. Three of the other four include Miami Hall of Famer Dave Brown and former Redskins Dave Kiefer and Larry Yearwood. He captured the #3 singles crown in 1974 and 1975 and the #1 title in 1976 and 1977. He also captured two doubles championships with Dave Ramey in 1975 and Kiefer in 1977. During his four years, he helped the Redskins capture four consecutive MAC titles under coach Steve Strome, also a member of Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame, and was twice selected to the all-league team. Kendall's career totals include a singles record of 92-27 and a doubles mark of 85-34. He finished his collegiate career by participating in the NCAA Championships and was voted Miami's "Athlete of the Year" in 1977.
Tom Nomina '64: Nomina earned three letters in football for Miami and was selected a first-team all-MAC tackle in 1961 and 1962. He was co-captain on the 1962 team that posted an 8-2-1 record, including a 10-7 upset of Purdue, and participated in the Tangerine Bowl against Houston. His coach was John Pont, who is a charter member of Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame. He joined teammate Bob Jencks, also a member of Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame, in helping the College All-Stars upset the Green Bay Packers in Chicago's Soldiers Field in 1963. His professional playing career was with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.
John Russell '68: Russell earned All-America honors three consecutive years by finishing fifth in the 100-yard butterfly event at the NCAA Swimming Championships from 1966-68. At the time, he was the holder of nine MAC titles in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events and the 200-yard individual medley. He was also a member of two championship relay teams in the 400-yards medley and the 800-yard freestyle events. His senior year, Russell qualified for the Olympic Trials in Long Beach, California. He helped lead the Redskins to MSC championships in 1967 and 1968 and was coached by Raymond Ray, also a member of Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Norbert “Nobby” Wirkowski ’51: Miami quarterback Nobby Wirkowski lettered from 1948-50. He took over the starting role in 1950 and led the Red and White to a 9-1 record and a Mid-American Conference Championship. Miami also posted a 54-21 win over Arizona State in the Salad Bowl. In that same year, Wirkowski completed 69 of 135 passes for 1,235 yards and 12 touchdowns. He later went on to play 10 years in the Canadian Football League where he led the 1952 Toronto Argonauts to the Grey Cup. He also served as Toronto’s head coach from 1962-64 and went on to serve as an administrator (the Canadian equivalent of Athletic Director) of York University from 1967-92.