Hall of Fame Inductee - Herman Hokamp III

Once upon a time high school kids were known to play more than one sport. Herman, "Hoke" Hokamp was one of those kids. His high school sports career began in August of 1946 as a sophomore on the Blue Devil Football squad, and ended 3 years later after his final varsity baseball game. Hokamp, if nothing else, was as dependable as the milkman. He started every varsity football game his junior and senior years. Hokamp lead the Devils in tackles from his middle linebacker spot. He was co-captain of the team and was named All-State Honorable mention. On the hard court Hokamp moved up to the varsity level during the latter stages of his sophomore year. He earned a starting spot during his next two seasons and made 1 trip to "Sweet Sixteen." He picked up a total of 6 varsity letters overall, 2 of which were earned for efforts on the baseball diamond. Hokamp attended the University of Illinois where he played baseball as a freshman and sophomore. After graduating in 1953, Hokamp flew B-57's for 4 years for the U.S. Air Force, mainly patrolling the East German border. He later joined the Mobil Oil Corporation where he retired some 35 years later as the General Manager of U.S. Marketing. Hokamp and his wife, Susan, now reside in Sarasota Florida. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

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