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John Lohbauer

Inducted 2020

Elgin High School Class of 1953

Biography

John was a three sport letterman at Elgin High and is inducted for football. In addition to being a varsity wrestler and baseball player for two years, Lohbauer was a three year varsity starter on the football team at offensive guard and defensive linebacker. He received numerous honors including Big Eight All-Conference at guard and Elgin High Athlete of the Year Award. In addition, John was named to Coach Emery Ebbert's All-Time Football Team and the Daily Courier News All-Time EHS Football Team (selected in 1969). Lohbauer played three seasons at Northwestern University as an offensive guard and defensive linebacker under Coach Ara Parseghian. He called defensive signals as a junior and senior, was an All-Big 10 Conference guard (1956), and a Football Magazine selection as one of the top linemen in the Midwest his senior season.