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Richard Temple '57 to Enter High School's Athletic Hall of Fame

Richard Temple '57 to Enter High School's Athletic Hall of Fame

January 21, 2005

students library snow 2005.jpgJanuary 21, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Richard M. Temple, M.D., a retired physician and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Geneva High School in Illinois. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Geneva-Glenbard South boys basketball game February 11.

An article published in the Arlington Heights Daily Herald notes that Dr. Temple "moved to Geneva in 1967 as a young family physician after graduating from Senn High School in Chicago in 1952 as an All-Public League catcher. He received a tryout from the Baltimore Orioles, but instead went to get his undergraduate degree from DePauw University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. From his start in Geneva, Temple became part of a rotation to make sure a doctor was on hand for every home football game in case of an emergency. In 1974, he volunteered to relieve the rest of the rotation and personally be on hand for every game -- home and away -- free of charge. Until 1986, Temple was a presence on the sidelines, made rounds in the locker rooms after games and, if necessary, in hospital emergency rooms as well. In 1979, Temple established and coordinated a program of inexpensive physical exams for Viking athletes. In 1985, he received the 'Outstanding Team Physician Award' from the Illinois State Medical Society of Sports Medicine."

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