Overall Kentucky Record: 15 - 3
Years Coached: 1925-26 (1 season)
Date of Birth: January 12, 1899
Date of Death: April 6, 1974
Alma Mater: Minnesota 
Obituary: Minneapolis Star
Ray Eklund Rites Tomorrow
Funeral services for Ray Eklund, a star football end at Minnesota in the early 1920s, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Av. S. Burial will be at Fort Snelling.
Eklund, 75, a teammate of the late Earl Martineau, 1923 All-American, died Monday at the Veteran's Hospital in St. Cloud. He also lettered in basketball and baseball with the Gophers.
Obituary - Minneapolis Star Tribune April 11, 1974
Funeral for Eklund
Funeral services for Ray Eklund, 75, will be held at the Henry Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23d Av. S., at 1 p.m. today.
Eklund was one of the University of Minnesota football and basketball stars in the early 1920s. At a time when the duty of the "backguard" in basketball was to bounce opposing forwards into the seats Eklund was the best in the Big Ten at that delightful duty. He played end, both ways, for the Gophers in the same physical manner.
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