Monday, July 3, 2017

Dwight "Dike" Eddleman

Thomas Dwight "Dike" Eddleman

December 27, 1922
Centralia, IL

August 1, 2001
Champaign, IL

1939-40 Centralia High School - Illinois (High School)
1940-41 Centralia High School - Illinois (High School)
1941-42 Centralia High School - Illinois (High School)
1945-46 University of Illinois (College)
1946-47 University of Illinois (College)
1947-47 University of Illinois (College)
1948-49 University of Illinois (College)
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1951-52 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)
1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)

One of the greatest athletes to ever come out of the University of Illinois, Dike played football, basketball and competed in track in his four years there. He played in a Final Four and a Rose Bowl, and also was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1948, competing in the High Jump, winning a silver medal. After playing four years in the NBA, Dike would become a very popular fundraiser for the university.

He and his wife, Teddy, had one son and three daughters.



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