This award was created to honor an outstanding Columbus NE family for their numerous athletic achievements during their lifetime.
The first recipient of this honor is the Brock Family. The seven brothers accumulated a total of 63 letters from Kramer High School as well as All-State Awards and Honorable Mention and All-State High School acknowledgments.
Myron “Mike” Brock graduated from Kramer High School in 1934. He lettered in football four years, basketball four years and track one year. He started as quarterback for four years at Midland College where he was All-Conference in 1938. He also started for four years on the basketball team where he was also named All-Conference. Mike made the winning basket for the 1933 state championship basketball team.
Charles Brock graduated Kramer High School in 1935. He lettered in football, basketball and track all four years earning 12 letters. He was named All-State Football and Basketball for two years and was the Nebraska state champion in the shot put and discuss. Charles lettered in football for three years at Nebraska. He was two time All Big Six and two time All Amercan. He also lettered one year in track. Charles played for the Green Bay Packers for nine years and was All-Pro in 1945. He has been inducted into the Nebraska, Green Bay Packers and Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fames.
Robert Brock graduated from Kramer High School in 1937. He lettered in football three years and basketball three years and track two years. His brothers considered him to be the most athletic of all of the them prior to losing a lung from dust pneumonia.
James “Tom” Brock graduated from Kramer High School in 1939 where he earned 12 letters. He lettered all four years in football, basketball and track. He was Nebraska All-State in football, basketball and track for two years. Tom lettered two years in football at Notre Dame. Tom was invited to join the Green Bay Packers but joined the Marines in World War II. He coached at Kings College, Pennsylvania and at Omaha University.
Bill Brock graduated from Kramer High School in 1939. He lettered in football for three years and basketball for two years. He lettered in football for three years at Creighton University. Bill was contracted by the New York Giants but joined the Army in World War II.
Fred Brock graduated from Kramer High School in 1942. He lettered in football three years, basketball three years and track two years. Fred played football at Creighton University for one year and joined the Navy in World War II. Following the war, he played football at Purdue University.
John Brock graduated from Kramer High School in 1945. He lettered in football three years, basketball four years and track two years. Following high school, he played football at Kansas State for one year and then at Omaha University.