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In this 1964 file photo, Stan Skjei (42) of the Minnesota Gophers returns an interception against Nebraska in a college football game. At left is Bob Bruggers, the 1962 Henstler Award winner. Behind Skjei is Joe Pung (55), a Paynesville native. Submitted photo

Appleton native Stan Skjei, 4-sport athlete, was Tribune's first Hengstler-Ranweiler winner in 1961

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On the eve of the Tribune's 50th anniversary of the Hengstler-Ranweiler Award that began with Stan Skjei of Appleton as the first winner, he is quick to point out that it was actually only 49 years ago that he won in 1961.


"Don't make me any older than I am," he laughed.

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