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Greatest Kansas Football Players of All-Time Bracket: Gil Reich vs Ollie Spencer

(8) Gil Reich vs (9) Ollie Spencer

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Gil Reich knocked off Emery Hicks by a 7-3 count and moves on to face Ollie Spencer, who won a closely contested 5-3 matchup with fan-favorite Darrell Stuckey.

Reich was another two-sport star who played at Kansas back in the early 1950s. He only spent one season on the gridiron, but it was a heckuva season, being named first team All-American at CB while also sharing time at QB. He was also the primary punter and place kicker. The following season he would start on the basketball team, leading them to the national title game against Indiana.

Ollie Spencer was also on that 1952 Kansas football team. He earned first team All-Big 7 honors in 1951 and 1952, as well as first team All-America honors in 1952. He spent eight seasons playing in the NFL with the Lions, Packers, and Raiders, and would later spend 17 years as an assistant coach for the Raiders.

Spencer is enshrined in Memorial Stadium along the Ring of Honor.


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