Class of 1965
Inducted in 2007
Dan was inducted into the Packer Sports Greats in 2007.
Dan Klepper lettered in baseball and football at SHS. He played third base and received All-City Honorable Mention his senior year. He was Captain of the football team his senior year and played in the 1965 Shrine Bowl.
He was a starter at UNO all four years in football, and was honored as All-CIC Conference Selection for three years; 1968 All-American First Team Offensive Lineman; Associated Press and NAIA teams; 1968 Outstanding Player and Outstanding Lineman; Co-Captain of the 1968 team; Outstanding UNO Athlete Award 1968-1969. He also enjoyed an excellent pitching career at UNO, going undefeated in 1967 (3-0) with a 1.81 earned run average. He was elected to the UNO Hall of Fame in 1994, and was President of the UNO “O” Club and his fraternity.
Dan was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 9th round. He was selected All-Pro Offensive Lineman with the Omaha Mustangs in 1971.
He was a teacher, football and basketball coach in the Westside School District. Since 1973 Dan has lived in Denver where he has owned and served as president of several trucking firms.
Dan was inducted into the University of Nebraska-Omaha Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994 and into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 2023.