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Jack Cline
Jack Cline
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 1985
Other Position: Football, Men's Track & Field; 1923-28
Jack Cline
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 08/01/2007

A two-sport standout for Central Michigan in the mid-1920s, Cline was considered the school's first "world-class" athlete... he attended Central from 1923-25, earning four letters in football and four more in track... he coached and taught at Marlette High School for a year and then returned to Central to complete his education in 1928... was an All-Michigan College Conference running back for two years as Central went 22-7-3... qualified for the 1928 U.S Olympic team in the decathlon but couldn't compete because of injuries... held four Central records when he graduated, and his high jump mark of 6-4 5/8 at Notre Dame stood for 31 years... after graduation, the Croswell High School product was athletics director and coach at Midland High School, and later worked for Dow Chemical of Marysville and General Motors Corporation.