Dick Weisgerber was a 1936 Associated Press Little All-American at running back and later played four years for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (1939-40, 1942). He also made the 1936 AP All-American honorable mention list, which included all colleges and universities in the country. At Willamette, he led the nation in points-after-touchdowns his freshman year (1934) and was third in the country in scoring his junior season (1936), when he started at running back. He was a four-time Northwest Conference all-star. The Bearcats were 26-8-1 overall and 18-0.