Doyle Schick, a 1956 high school football All-American at Lawrence High and a three-year starter as a Kansas fullback, remains partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke two months ago.
"He can talk but his whole left side is paralyzed," said John Hadl, who played with Schick both at LHS and KU. "It's a shame. He was the greatest all-around athlete I've seen to this day."
In addition to his football prowess, Schick was an All-American javelin thrower at LHS, an all-state basketball player and a standout baseball player.
Schick, 59, is undergoing rehabilitation at Meadowbrook Hospital in Gardner.
After graduation, Schick played one year of professional football with the Washington Redskins. Later he became head football coach at Hutchinson High before resigning and entering private business in Kansas City, Mo.
Schick and his wife Sharon have three daughters. One of them, Cindy, is married to former KU football player Bucky Scribner.
In 1960, his senior year at Kansas, Schick served as tri-captain while playing in the same backfield with Hadl, Bert Coan and Curtis McClinton.