A graduate member of the Tomahawk High School Class of 1955. In high school, Dave participated in the maximum sporting opportunities with four seasons of football, basketball, and baseball. His efforts resulted in eight major letters (two in football, three in basketball and three in baseball) and three minor letters (one in each sport).
Additional honors included All Conference and All State Honorable Mention in football along with All Conference Honorable Mention in basketball his senior year. Dave’s outstanding efforts resulted in him being voted Most Valuable in football and baseball. He was also captain of both the basketball and baseball teams his final year at Tomahawk High School. Dave was a gifted athlete who batted over .300 three years in a row in baseball and helped his team to a Co-Conference title as a senior.
After graduation, Dave attended UW Stevens Point where he played both football and baseball for one year. He then transferred to UW Madison where he played football until a knee injury ended his career.
After college, Dave worked for US Industries and O-I in Tomahawk. He started his journalism career with the Vilas County News Review in Eagle River. He then went to the Green Bay Press Gazette in 1963 as a reporter. At the Gazette, Dave was the state and city editor and a sports reporter. He retired after 35 years with the Press Gazette as news editor. Dave has worked as a NFL statistician for the Packers for 23 years and presently he is enjoying his dream job as a Lambeau Field tour guide for the Packers.