Garry Lane

Garry LaneGarry Lane

Class of 1970

Character is a term that is used a lot to describe a person and what they stand for.  How they carry themselves, how they respond to adversity, to fame, and to the life they lead are all factored into the assessment and definition.  I believe Garry has lived this as a very respected athlete and leader.  He was recruited by many Division I schools but chose the University of Notre Dame to continue his career.  It was here that the character and class aforementioned really began to develop and set a life course for Garry.  He suffered a severe injury in his first week of workouts in 1970 and missed his entire freshman season.  He never looked back but returned next season and remained on the Notre Dame team for the next three years, being named Captain of the JV team, playing in the Big House at U of M and going to the Orange Bowl.  Garry was primarily known for his prowess as a lineman for the Colts in the very rugged Wolverine Conference.  He was also a classy heavyweight wrestler finishing fourth in the State finals during his only wrestling season.  When I spoke to him about his playing days, this was one of his proudest moments.  Comstock has had a number of outstanding athletes in the past 70 seasons including Garry Lane.  He is a very worth Hall of Fame inductee and #1 on any character/class recognition list anywhere. - Bernie Vallier

Comstock High School

  • Football - 3 Varsity Letters
    • 1968 & 69 1st Team Wolverine Conference
    • 1968 & 69 GK All Star Defense & Offense
    • 1968 & 69 Team MVP
    • 1969 Class B Detroit Free Press All State Team
    • 1969 Team Captain
  • Wrestling – 1 Varsity Letter
    • 1970 All State Heavyweight – 4th Place
  • Track & Field - 3 Varsity Letters

Notre Dame University

  • Football – 4 Varsity Letters

Athletic Honors

  • 2018 Comstock Athletic Hall of Fame