At 89, retired PSU math professor and track coach Bryan Sperry showed he still has some good moves during the alumni scrimmage at the University of Kansas this past spring. Sperry, of Pittsburg, may be the only person to earn letters in football at both Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.
Sperry was 17 when he went to play football at Kansas State. His college career was interrupted by WWII and at 19 he served as an infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, Sperry tried out for and made the football team at KU. In 1947, he was with the Jayhawks in the Orange Bowl.
Sperry taught for many years at PSU and continued to help with the Math Relays, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, for many years.