Dr. David K. Gordin, Outstanding Athlete And Surgeon
Dr. David K. Gordin was the quarterback of the 1956 Spartans, the only undefeated football team in the school's history. His letter of nomination states, "Dr. Gordin was the type of individual that excelled in everything that he became involved in. As a student in Connersville High School not only was he a member of the National Honor Society, he was in the top five percent." He not only played football but also earned letters in basketball, baseball, and track. (Baseball and track, it should be noted, take place during the same season.) He has been called "one of the best all-around athletes Connesville ever had."
During the 1956 season Gordin scored 18 touchdowns, a record that has never been broken. He also shares the school record for scoring 4 touchdowns in a single game.
After high school he attended Dartmouth College, Cornell University, and the University of Cincinnati. He attained the rank of colonel in the U. S. Air Force. He spent his career as an orthopedic surgeon; his patients included many of California's finest athletes.
Nominated by the surviving members of the 1956 Championship football team.