Team Physician, Boise State 1972
Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1983
Gardner never attended Boise Junior College nor Boise State College, but his contribution to athletics at Boise State is no less spectacular. He will begin his 25th season as the team doctor at Boise State University. He joined the team in 1958 after moving to Boise from Portland, OR, where he had finished his residency. He attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell for three semesters prior to a three-year tour in the Navy. He returned to the College of Idaho in 1946 where he played football and baseball. Gardner coordinated physicians throughout Southwest Idaho to care for the student-athletes. Dr. Gardner is considered to be the Father of Sports Medicine of Idaho.