Julian Hook, 1950’s Robbinsdale High School Star Athlete, Dies
Julian Hook, one of the best athletes ever to come out of Robbinsdale High School, has passed away at the age of 80.
Hook was a 1959 graduate of Robbinsdale and a two-time undefeated state champion wrestler for the Robins.
He lettered in baseball three times and was all-conference and all-state in football and was part of the Robins’ mythical state championship football team in 1958.
Hook then played all three sports at the University of Minnesota and won a national championship in football, playing in two Rose Bowls, and was an all-Big Ten linebacker his senior year.
Hook was an attorney in the Twin Cities for decades and also served two terms in the state legislature.
He was inducted in the Gophers Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and a charter member of the Robbinsdale High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.