Inductees One of the finest athletes to ever perform at Bradley, Ramsey excelled in football, basketball and track and went on to compile an outstanding record in professional football for 11 years.
Ramsey first played for three seasons in the old All-American Conference with the Chicago Rockets in 1947, Brooklyn in 1948 and the Chicago Hornets in 1949.
He was with the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League for five seasons, through 1953, before that team moved to St. Louis. He then played for three years in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, finally retiring after the 1956 season.
In basketball, he appeared in 88 games spread over five seasons (because of World War II), scoring 994 points. His best offensive season was in 1946-47 when he scored 323 points on a Bradley team that went 25-6.
On the track and field front he set Bradley records in the high jump (6-foot-5), the 120-yard high hurdles (14.2 seconds) and the 220 yard low hurdles (23-4). He posted first place finishes in national meets of the New York Athletic Club, the Boston AAU And the Metropolitan AAU Games and was second in the famed Millrose Games in New York.
One of the finest athletes to ever perform at Bradley, Ramsey excelled in football, basketball and track and went on to compile an outstanding record in professional football for 11 years.
With an amazing career of 36 years, few Central Illinois football coaches were better known and more successful than George Taylor. Taylor spent 27 years as a football coach in Chillicothe, where for many years he also coached the baseball, basketball, and track teams. When he retired from coaching in 1972, his football record at Chillicothe was 162-79-11 with 12 conference championships and three undefeated seasons. His two sons, Ron and Tim, played quarterback for him, throwing for a combined 94 touchdowns. Ron went on to quarterback several University of Missouri bowl game teams, and Tim is now a successful television actor known as Josh Taylor.