Les was an integral part of the Tigers’ superb (9-0) football team of 1947. He earned all-league honors in football and lettered each of the four years he participated. At Bowling Green State University, he also lettered four times and after graduation was invited to try out for the Cleveland Browns, the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. He also ran track and played basketball at CFHS. In track, Les qualified for the state meet in the high and low hurdles..