Hall of Fame - 1990 Inductees
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 01/20/2007
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Michael J. Deutsch (FB 1970-72)
  Deutsch earned all North Central Conference and All-America honors as a runningback during the early 1970's. A three-year letterwinner, 1970-71-72, Deutsch was the NCC Most Valuable Player in 1972 and played in the Blue-Gray Classic. In 1971 and 1972 he led UND to NCC Championships and to the Camellia Bowl that same year. Besides being a football star he also lettered in track. Deutsch graduated from UND in 1973.

William J. Deutsch (FB 1973-76)
  Bill followed in his brother, Michael, footsteps to earn All-NCC and All America honors as a runningback in the mid 1970's. He was a four-time, 1973-74-75-76, letterwinner and set a UND rushing record. Deutsch also guided the Fighting Sioux to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the NCAA playoffs in 1975. In 1977 he graduated from UND.

Maurice R. Gehrke (FB 1932-34; Box 1934)
  Gehrke was a walk-on football guard from Crosby, N.D. In 1931 he was a member of the freshman squad and moved his way up to earn varsity letters in 1932, 1933 and 1934. Along with earning varsity letters he was selected as an All North Central Conference guard two years. Gehrke also lettered in boxing during the 1934-35 season. He earned the RUUD Scholarship and was a member of the Blue Key Society. In 1935 Gehrke graduated from UND's School of Commerce with a major is business.

Donald Gulseth (FB 1962-64)
  Gulseth started his career at Minnesota, but transferred to UND after his freshman season. He had earned All North Central Conference first team honors twice as an offensive lineman at UND. A three-year letterwinner, he led the Fighting Sioux to an 8-1 record in 1964. Playing both offense and defense, he made a contribution as a sophomore in 1962, earned all-league honors as a guard and switched back to tackle his senior year in 1964, earning All-NCC for the second time. After his college career was over Gulseth went on to play for Providence in the Continental Football League in 1965, which earned him a tryout with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. After he was released, Gulseth played with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the Continental Football League and then caught on with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League as a linebacker during the 1966 season.

James C. Hester (BB 1965-67; FB 1966)
  Hester earned his spot in the UND Athletic Hall of Fame primarily on the hardwood of the basketball court. A three-year letterwinner, 1965-66-67, Hester was a two-time All-North Central Conference selection. He ranked 14th on UND's career scoring list with 1, 082 points, teamed with Phil Jackson to lead UND to two NCC championships. In 1964-65, the Sioux squad coached by Bill Fitch posted a 26-5 record and finished third in the NCAA College Division National Tournament. In 1965-66, the Sioux were 24-5 and finished fourth in the national tourney. The next year the team was 20-6 and finished third in the NCAA's Midwest Region Tournament. Hester also started nine football games for UND as a senior flanker in 1966 that helped lead the Fighting Sioux to an 8-2 record, the NCC title and played in the Pecan Bowl in Texas. After college he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints of the NFL and played three seasons as a tight end. In 1969 he was traded to he Chicago Bears and played one more year with them.

Neil E. Reuter (FB 1961-63)
  Reuter was a 1963 Associated Press First Team All-America selection at defensive tackle. He was also an All-NCC selection and named the Fighting Sioux and league's Most Valuable Lineman. A three-year letterewinner, Reuter led UND into battle against national powerhouse Nebraska in 1961 and helped spark a 46-0 upset victory over Montana State. Besides playing football he also lettered in wrestling in 1961.

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