Cliff Montgomery CC'34 was a star quarterback. The highlight of his college career was leading the football team to victory at the 1934 Rose Bowl; he was captain of the team and threw the winning touchdown pass.
After graduation Montgomery became a decorated war hero, serving in the Pacific Theater with the Navy during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of Okinawa: he saved 400 men when he navigated his vessel away from a burning destroyer and into safe waters.
Upon returning the United States Montgomery served as a college football official for a further 25 years. He was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1963.
Montgomery majored in history during his time in the College. As a businessman he was a success, eventually becoming executive of McGraw Hill. He also met seven presidents in his lifetime, which I suppose is quite an impressive accomplishment in of itself.