Lloyd Ramseyer ’24

l_ramseyerThe late Lloyd Ramseyer, who first distinguished himself at Bluffton as “Tank,” was a left tackle on Bluffton’s team which went through a whole season undefeated. The great H.W. Berky-coached team of 1921 played one game that year on Armistice Day and trimmed the University of Toledo, 14-0, on a soggy, snowy field. The Ista yearbook records “Ramseyer, at tackle, was the outstanding star of the game but the whole team and Coach Berkl_ramseyer_helmety are to be congratulated.”

The board ruled out football in the fall of 1922. Ramseyer’s restless energies found other channels that year. The Ista records him to be an “irrepressible spirit,” “a mighty man,” “he has business ability and used it very effectively as business manager of the junior play and the Ista. Tank has lots of pep and his support back of a proposition means success. Besides he would play a bang-up game of football if he had the chance.”

His interests included being in the Vesper Choir, class officer, on the Y cabinet, president of the Illinois club and a varsity debater. l_ramseyer_book

Football was restored in the fall of 1923 with a four game schedule. Ramseyer was captain and A.C. Burcky was coach. It was a building year, with one win and three losses.