Bob Bronston '55: Bob Bronston lettered all four years as a fullback and linebacker for Coach Ara Parseghian. He helped Miami compile four-year record of 30-6-1, capture the Mid-American Conference title in 1954 and finish second the other three years. His career total included 249 carries for 1,161 yards and 80 points. He was selected second team all-Ohio in 1953 and received honorable mention two years in the MAC. Bronston served as team captain his senior year. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Bronston was the Dean of Students at Springfield North High School. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
Alfred Bansberg '26: Alfred Bansberg participated in three sports prior to his graduation from Miami in 1926. He lettered two years each in football and baseball and once in basketball. Under Coach Chester Pittser, he played tackle end and handled kickoffs in football and was a pitcher in baseball. He helped Miami compile a two-year baseball record of 19-3 and to capture both the Buckeye and Ohio Conference titles in 1926. He was also a guard in basketball under Coach Roy Tillotson. Bansberg, who served as President of the Miami University Foundation for 15 years, passed away in August of 1976. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
Don Weaver "Red" Emery '27: Don Weaver Emery earned three letters in each cross country and track. He never lost a cross country meet and helped Miami capture the Ohio Conference meet in 1925 and both the Ohio Conference and Buckeye Conference meets in 1926. In NCAA track competition he finished fourth in the two-mile run in 1926 and eighth in the mile in 1927. Emery served as captain of the cross country team his junior and senior years and captain of the track team his senior year. Emery taught and coached at Cleveland Lincoln High School until he retired. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
Bob Jencks '63: Bob Jencks lettered three years as a placekicker and end for Miami from 1960-62. At that time, he ranked sixth on Miami's all-time scoring list with 177 points and was tied for third for the longest field goal of 52 yards. His career totals include 46 of 53 extra-point conversions, 17 field goals and 50 pass receptions for 862 yards and 13 touchdowns. The game Miami fans will remember most was the 1962 game at Purdue when he kicked a 38-yard field goal and caught an 88-yard pass from Ernie Kellerman and converted the extra point to account for all of Miami's points in the 10-7 victory. He was selected all-Mid-American Conference all three years and co-MVP on the 1962 team under Coach John Pont. Jencks was also voted the MVP for the North in the Senior Bowl and participated in the College All-Star game against the Green Bay Packers in Chicago. A second-round draft choice of the Chicago Bears, he also played with the Washington Redskins and was associated with the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams. Jencks served three years as a part-time assistant football coach at Indiana State University while working on his doctorate in economic geography. He became an assistant professor of geography and urban studies at Saint Anselm's College in Manchester, N.H. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
John McVay '53: John McVay, a three-year letterman in football from 1950-52, was selected as the all-Mid-American Conference center and served as team captain his senior year. He helped Miami compile a 9-1 record and capture the MAC and Salad Bowl titles his first year under Coach Woody Hayes. The Redskins had a 15-4 mark is last two years under Coach Ara Parseghian. Following graduation from Miami in 1953, McVay coached Canton Central Catholic High School to a nine-year record of 41-7-2. He served three years as an assistant on Duffy Daugherty's football staff at Michigan State. McVay was the head football coach at the University of Dayton for eight years and his 1962 team posted an 8-2 record, one of the best mark in the Flyers' playing history. He also served as Director of Athletics at Dayton for one year. After leaving Dayton McVay coached the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League to a 24-8 record. He was elevated from assistant to head coach of the New York Giants the second half of the 1976 season and was rewarded with a multi-year contract at the end of the season. He guided the Giants through the 1978 season, then moved on to the San Francisco 49ers, where he served as vice president and general manager for 17 seasons. He was part of five Super Bowl World Championship teams with San Francisco and was named NFL Executive of the Year in 1989. He retired from the 49ers in 1996. One of McVay's son, John Jr. was a standout defensive back and lettered for Miami's football team from 1972-74. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.