Inductee Profile

Francis "Pug" Lund

2001

Pug Lund graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1931 where he starred in football, basketball and track. Number 22 went on to become number 45 at the University of Minnesota and became know as “Pug” by his teammates. Lund was named an All-American in both his junior and senior years. He was captain and the teams MVP of the undefeated 1934 National Champions. Lund starred in the East-West Shine game on January 1, 1935. He was named to the Helms Football Foundation Hall of Fame at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1991 be became a charter member of the University of Minnesota’s Sports Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the Minneapolis Star Tribune Sports Hall of Fame that year. On October 19, 1979, the Rice Lake High School athletic field was officially dedicated in his honor, Francis “Pug” Lund Field. He died in 1994 at age 81.

Francis "Pug" Lund