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Athletic Hall of Fame

James Secrest

James Secrest, M.D.

'45, '48M

At Rochester:

  • Spectacular one-year career (1942)
  • Ran for 1,002 yards in 8 games (broken in 10 games in 1990)
  • Scores 132 points (22 touchdowns)
  • Highest scorer in the East, second highest in the nation
  • First Team All-East, Honorable Mention Little All-America
  • Won the Gordon Wallace Memorial Trophy
  • Called to active military duty in 1943
  • Graduated from the University in 1945 with a baccalaureate degree in General Science
  • Received his M.D. in Medicine from the University in 1948


  • Two years of active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps
  • Ten months in Tokyo and then was transferred to a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) in Korea in July, 1950
  • Three years as Assistant Resident, Chief Resident, Teaching Fellow, and Preceptor in dermatology at Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, OH
  • 35 years in private dermatology practice in Mansfield, OH