Alfred J. Robertson

Class of 1914: Football, Basketball and Track & Field

A native of South Haven, Minn., Alfred "Bob" James Robertson graduated first in his class at St. Cloud High School.

Robertson earned nine letters in football, basketball and track at Carleton. He was captain of the 1912 football team and was named All-State quarterback that year. He transferred to the University of Montana in 1914, where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track, graduating in 1916.

After law school and serving as a law clerk, Robertson returned to the athletic arena, coaching at Kentucky Wesleyan, Georgetown and Kansas Normal. In 1920, he became athletic director and basketball coach at Bradley Polytechnic Institute in Peoria, Illinois.

Three of his Bradley teams played in Madison Square Garden Invitationals, and in 1924 the Braves embarked on a 27-game winning streak. In his 28 years at Bradley his teams won 28 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball championships. He also coached Bradley to a 9-0 football season in 1920.