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Rick Kehr

Inducted 2000

Larkin High School Class of 1977


A Larkin High School graduate, Kehr is one of only three players with Elgin connections to earn a Super Bowl ring. A 1977 Larkin graduate, he distinguished himself as a swimmer and a football player. He was named Most Improved Swimmer in 1976 and Most Valuable Swimmer in 1977. Kehr went on to letter in football four years at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earning All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) honors his junior and senior seasons as an offensive lineman. In 1992, he was inducted into the Carthage College Athletic Hall of Fame. Rick played one season with the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League before joining the Washington Redskins in 1987. The Redskins won Super Bowl XXII and the 6-foot 5-inch, 285 pound Kehr played a role in the game backing up "The Hogs."