Inducted in 2017
Chris Leners graduated from Upsala High School in 1992 and was a four-year student-athlete in football, basketball, and baseball.
Chris received multiple all-conference awards for each sport, was recognized twice to both the all-section baseball team and all-section football team, and received the conference MVP award in football his senior year. He put together over 3,500 rushing yards and scored 35 touchdowns, impressing scouts enough to continue playing in college.
After graduating from Upsala, Darren attended Itasca Community College, where he earned all-region honors on the football team. After college, Chris returned home and played 19 years of baseball on the Upsala town team and became a member of UBA (Upsala Ballpark Association).
Chis is married to Carie and they have three girls; Gracie, Molly, and Zoey.