Henry Ernie Vick

Henry Vick

Henry Ernie Vick was a 1918 graduate of Scott High School. He played baseball, basketball, and bootball for Scott. Bootball, essentially football, was a strategy whereas the team would simply boot the ball instead of passing.

Vick attended the University of Michigan and lettered all four years in football and two in baseball. He was named to the All-American team in 1921. Vick began playing as a reserve catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1922, when he was only 22, and played for the team in 1926 when it won the World Series. It was noted that Vick wore his World Series ring in 1958 when he visited the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Vick also played football, after the baseball season had concluded, for the Detroit Panthers in 1925 and the Chicago Bears two years later.

After his playing career ended, Vick coached football and was an official for the Big Ten Conference. He passed away in 1980; he was posthumously elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. He can be seen in this photo rushing with the football.