Class of 1951
Inducted in 2000
Emil was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2000.
The following is from an OW-H article by Stu Pospisil on 8-4-18:
Radik was a four-sport athlete at South - football, basketball, track and golf. In his senior year he was on the All-Intercity League football team as the leading scorer in the conference, won the league's golf championship in 1951, and was second in the 180 yard low hurdles at the State track meet.
After graduation he enrolled at UNL and was on the football team for two years, starting the final game of the 1952 season. He also boxed in the 1962 Golden Gloves and was runner-up in his weight class. His final two years of football were at Omaha University where he also ran track and golfed for OU.
He was one of the main offensive threats for Omaha University's unbeaten 1954 football team, and was the #2 scorer (60 points) and rusher (518 yards) as they went 10-0 with a 7-0 win over Eastern Kentucky in the 1955 Tangerine Bowl.
He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 11th round in 1955, but was cut in training camp so started a game for Montreal in a brief stint in the CFL.
He later joined the Colts again, catching a pass against the College All-Stars and played in the mid 60s for the Omaha Mustangs semipro team.