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Dick Trachok came to the University of Nevada, Reno in 1946 after serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In the following clip Trachok discusses what the campus was like when he arrived:

Trachok, no. 21, carrying the football for Nevada.

Trachok, no. 21, carrying the football for Nevada.

Trachok played in what could be considered the University of Nevada, Reno’s first ‘golden era’ for football. The Wolf Pack went 9-2 in both the 1947 and 1948 seasons, leading to the teams first collegiate bowl games. Trachok discusses some of his talented teammates in the following clip:

Trachok tackling an opposing player.

Trachok tackling an opposing player.

A two-sport athlete, Trachok was also a member of the track team and competed in a variety of events. In the following clip Trachok discusses his involvement with track and field, highlighting that many student-athletes at the time participated in multiple sports:

Trachok running track for Nevada.

Trachok running track for Nevada.

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