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Logan, Chuck, 1943-



  • Existence: 1943    


Chuck Logan was born on April 10, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Lane Technical High School, an all-male high school in Chicago with an enrollment of 6,000 students. In high school, Logan played both football and basketball, only playing on the varsity football team for one year. However, during that year, the varsity team was undefeated and won the City Championship. Due to his exceptional performance, Logan was All-City, All State, and a high school All-American.

Logan received over 30 scholarship offers to play football and visited 12 schools before deciding to play for Northwestern University under Coach Ara Parseghian. He started 26 of 27 varsity games for Northwestern from 1961 to 1963, and would have started all 27 games if not for an injury. As was customary at the time, he played both offensive and defensive roles, namely tight end and defensive end. During his senior year, he was co-captain of the team along with Kent Pike.

Logan was on the first team of the All-Big Ten and the third team of the AP All-American. He was also the recipient of Northwestern’s Thomas Airth Spirit Award in 1964, and played in the East West Shrine game in San Francisco and the Hula Bowl in Hawaii. He was also a wide receiver in the Chicago All Star game against the Chicago Bears. In 1964, Logan graduated from Northwestern with a BS in Business Administration. He subsequently received his MBA from DePaul University in 1970. After graduating from Northwestern, Logan was drafted in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears. He was then traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and after that to the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he played four seasons. In 1969, he was traded one last time to the Minnesota Vikings. Shortly afterward, he suffered a career-ending injury and retired from professional football.

Logan spent ten years in the sporting goods industry in various sales and marketing positions before settling into a 30-year-long career as a commercial real estate broker. Logan is married to his college sweetheart Ellen, who graduated from Northwestern in 1965. They have two grown children, Marney and Tim, and one grandchild.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles Russell "Chuck" Logan (1943- ) Papers, 1960-1987

Identifier: 31/6/139
Abstract Charles Russell "Chuck" Logan (born April 10, 1943; B.S. in business administration, Northwestern University, 1964) played in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and the St. Louis Cardinals (four seasons) and Minnesota Vikings. His papers contain newspaper articles spanning several decades (but chiefly 1961-1964), highlighting Logan and the success of the Northwestern University football team. Also included are clippings from Northwestern...
Dates: 1960-1987