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Athletic Hall of Fame

Carl U. Wren

Carl U. Wren


At Rochester:

  • Entered the University in the spring of 1946 after returning from combat duty in the South West Pacific
  • Had the opportunity to play for some of Rochester's legendary coaches-Louis Alexander, Sr. on the baseball diamond, Elmer Burnham and Spike Garnish on the gridiron
  • Credits his athletic success to the hard work and dedication of his coaches
  • Played at pitcher with a four-year record of 17-10
  • Had the distinction of pitching the season opener vs. Cornell in each of his four years
  • Team compiled a 28-13 record in his four seasons
  • In football, he played both ways as an end
  • In mid-season of his freshman year, he took over as the placekicker and held that role through the end of his football career
  • Honorable Mention All-Upsate New York as a sophomore and a junior
  • Named Most Valuable Lineman of the Year in 1949, winning the Ball-Keating Trophy
  • Member of Keidaeans
  • Played in the first game of the newly organized Post WWII NCAA football season
  • Played in every varsity football game for four years
  • Unexpected thrill-caught his first touchdown pass in his first intercollegiate game


  • Taught history at Newark Valley Central High School and John Marshall High School following graduation from the University
  • Also coached baseball, football, and basketball at both schools
  • Organized and coached new golf team at Churchville-Chili Central School
  • Completed his teaching career as Head of the Social Studies Department at Churchville-Chili Central School where he taught for 23 years before retiring in 1982
  • Passed away in 2014