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1997 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Hamblin Pratt

(Football/Basketball/Track, 1930-34)

Hamblin Pratt was a true iron man.  He earned a total of nine varsity letters in three sports for Northern Arizona University then known as Arizona State Teachers College.  He was the starting center on the football team and at times lined up at defensive tackle.  He also served as center and team captain for the basketball squad.  He played for two Hall of Fame coaches in Rudy Lavik and Aaron McCreary.  Pratt was the school's first Homecoming King elected by the student body.  After college, he taught and coached, and later served in World War II.  After retiring from the U.S. Veterans Administration, he developed the Katherine's Landing recreational area near Davis Dam on the Colorado River.

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