A 1968 newspaper article announcing that three investors, one being Karl (middle) landed an NBA franchise that would begin play in Phoenix Arizona. This was the beginning of “The Phoenix Suns”.
In the late sixties, Karl was the lead investor in a group from Phoenix that brought the original Phoenix Roadrunners hockey team to Phoenix.
Karl played college football at The University of Arizona. In 1951 he graced the cover of the program for the Utah game. Notice how “Wilbur” the mascot has changed over the years.
In 1945, Karl played on the Tucson High School Badgers football team. Under the leadership of coach Rollin Gridley, this team was undefeated and went on to win the state championship. Karl is number 67.