One of the truly gifted athletes at Lowell High School during the post World War II era, Bob Ready won honors as one of the outstanding football and baseball players for the Red and Gray and mode significant contributions as a member of the basketball team.
As a standout for Coach Ray Riddick, Bob was an All-Scholastic selection during both his junior and senior seasons. He was an integral part of Lowell teams that played in post-season bowl games in Mississippi and Florida during those years.
As a member of Coach Stan Stoklosa’s baseball teams, Bob batted close to .400 during his two varsity seasons, while leading the team in numerous offensive categories. He also was a stellar defensive performer at 1st base. He won honors as the outstanding Massachusetts 1st baseman in a game played against an All-Star team from the state of New Hampshire.
After graduation, Bob attended Notre Dame University. A four-year football letterman under Coaches Frank Leahy and Terry Brennan, he started at defensive tackle as a freshman and was named as an Honorable Mention All-American as a sophomore in 1952.
Drafted by the NFL’s Washington Redskins in 1955, an injury during training camp cut short a potential professional career.
Graduation/Class Year: 1950
LHS Sports Played: Baseball, Basketball, Football
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College: Notre Dame University
Professional/International/Olympic Sports: Drafted by the N.F.L.'s Washington Redskins
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