Rice University trainer Allen Eggert
Black and white photograph of Rice University athletic trainer Allen Eggert, accompanied by text headlining his achievement of the Rice Athletic Honorary "R" Award. Caption reads: One of the most difficult and demanding positions in sports is that of the athletic trainer. It is a particularly tough duty for football. Allen Eggert is one of the really talented and dedicated trainers of them all. So it is that the "R" Association presents him with the coveted title of Honorary "R" Man. Although Allen's primary duties are for the grid team, his contributions go to service as an overseer of the entire athletic program's health needs. The one man who was the greatest influence on Eggert and his successful career is the late Eddie Wojecki, the superb Owl trainer from 1945 to his death in 1967. Eggert was one of his best student trainers and came back to his alma mater to replace him in Feb. 1968. Allen carried on Wojecki's longevity in records, with his long service. A member of the athletic trainers hall of fame, Allen was born in Wilson, NY, on July 9, 1940, but moved to Houston when he was only 10. Following graduation from San Jacinto High School, Allen went to Kilgore J.C. for two years. Then he got a chance to become student aide to Wojecki, a coveted post, in 1960. He served Rice to graduation in the summer of 1963. The news of Wojecki's death in 1967 was sad for Allen, who was working in San Diego at the time, but he was honored to be chosen to come home to Rice and fill the shoes of a "legend."
Rice University Honorary "R" Award (poor quality image)
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