Michael E. "Mickey" McClelland
July 19, 1938 in Duluth
Died April 12, 2009 in Rochester
Mickey McClelland was the first recipient
of the Walt Hunting Award as the top male athlete at Denfeld. He
was a versatile competitor, lettering for three years in football,
basketball, baseball and track.
McClelland excelled in track and
field in the high and low hurdles. He set several school and district
records, and won the high hurdles at the Minnesota state track meet
in 1956. He was also Denfeld's homecoming king his senior year.
He graduated with the class of 1956
and went on to attended the University of Minnesota, where he played
football as a freshman. He later attended the University of Minnesota
Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
McClelland served in the Minnesota
Air National Guard with the 148th Fighter Wing for seven years.
He was a bartender by trade, working in Duluth and Superior, and
later at the Hole-in-the-Wall Casino in Danbury, Wis.
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