Inducted 2006. Set Single-Season Rushing Record in 1970. Class of 1971.
One of the most successful football seasons in school history was powered by one of the best seasons by a running back wearing the blue and gold.
Wavering, a 1970 graduate of Christian Brothers, rushed for a then-school record 1,384 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, and 19 touchdowns during his senior season. He set a single-game mark when he rushed for 252 yards versus Mexico, Mo., and racked up 209 yards in the season finale against Hannibal, Mo. He topped the 100-yard mark in nine of his team’s 10 games, and he topped 150 yards five times. Wavering also scored four touchdowns in games against Macomb and Jacksonville. The Raiders finished 8-2 that season, three years before the playoff system was implemented. It was the best record in 25 years at the school.
Wavering earned all-state honors and eventually earned a scholarship to play football at Bradley University. However, Bradley discontinued its football program after the fall of 1970.
Wavering now lives in Quincy with his wife, Linda. They are the parents of three children — Emily, Jay and Curtis — and they are anxiously awaiting their first grandchild in December. He is a partner with Klingner and Associates, a local engineering firm.
“It is humbling to be named to this prestigious group. Any accolades, however, must be shared with my former teammates and coaches; what memories were made. The opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and to share in the struggles and the successes of our team was a life-molding experience. I want to thank the teachers and administration of Christian Brothers for providing an atmosphere of excellence, guidance and structure. I especially want to thank my parents for always giving me support in whatever challenge or endeavor I pursued in life.”