December 17, 2012
Wear Kibler Schoonover won many academic and athletic awards while attending the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County). While he was part of the 1929 All-American football team, he went to Hollywood to play a part in the film Maybe It’s Love. Schoonover later served in the U.S. Navy and worked for the government in the Legal Services Department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1959, he was one of the first five charter inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. Schoonover died on May 15, 1982.