Junior Wren

New York Jets
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Defensive Back


  • An accomplished two-sport star at Missouri in the early 1950s. He played halfback in football, lettering in 1950-51.
  • He was team captain as a senior, when he earned all-Big Seven Conference honors and led the Tigers in rushing, total offense and punting.
  • He also set a school record that season with nine pass receptions against Oklahoma, a record that stood for nearly 40 years.
  • In baseball, he was an all-American outfielder in 1952, when the Tigers placed second at the College World Series.
  • He led the club in hitting as a junior, and as a senior led the team in hitting, home runs and runs batted in.
  • He signed with the Chicago White Sox in 1952, and later played professional football as well, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1959-60. A native of Kansas City, Mo.