Donald Senior

Class of 1935: Baseball, Basketball and Football

Don "Tag" Senior was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School, where he won varsity letters in gymnastics, baseball, track, football and basketball, and captained the basketball team in 1930-31.

At Carleton, Senior won three letters in football and baseball and two letters in basketball. In three years of football, he ran or passed for 17 touchdowns, and was particularly noted for his electrifying punt returns. In 1934-35 he was also a candidate for the Chicago Tribune’s College All-Star game. That year he was named Little All-American in football.

Senior captained the baseball team in 1934, and upon completion of his studies in January 1935, he coached the Carleton freshman basketball team and started the College’s first gymnastics team.

From 1935 through 1937, he was an assistant coach in basketball and football under Dick Arney ’33 at Austin High School.