Ernie Nevers became a legend at Stanford in California and in Chicago, but he first started building to legendary status while living in Superior, Wisconsin. Nevers showed great promise as a young football player in Superior.
His family moved to California while Nevers was finishing high school. Nevers went to Stanford, where he became an All American fullback. He became the team captain and led Stanford to a 21-5-1 record during his years at the school.
After college, Nevers played pro football for the Duluth Eskimos in 1926. Known by that time as the "Blond Blizzard of Superior," Nevers went on to earn All Pro honors with the Chicago Cardinals. He set a record of 40 points in one game against the archrival Bears on Nov. 28, 1929. Nevers was a great runner, but also could catch, pass and kick the football.
Nevers also had a brief career as a pitcher for the St. Louis Browns. After his playing days, he coaches at Lafayette, Iowa, and Stanford.