Kenneth Dean (Beanie) Currier graduated from RLHS in 1940. He captained the 1939 team as an offensive guard and linebacker. At UW-Madison he made All Big 10 as a sophomore in 1942. After military duty in WWII he co-captained the Badgers in 1947 where they compiled a 5-3-1 record that senior season. Beanie was destined for the Packers on Curly Lambeau’s personal, written invitation, but he injured his knee against Northwestern on the next to last game that year, ending his playing career. He went on to coach football at Beloit High School and later became athletic director. He is now deceased.
*An unusual football footnote: RLHS teammates Currier and Bob Sandberg captained the Badgers and Gophers, respectively, and played against one another.