ATWOOD, Ill. (WAND) -- He's one of a kind.

Kenneth "Tug" Wilson wore many hats in his lifetime ranging from Big Ten commissioner to Olympic star and his hometown of Atwood is honoring him.

The small central Illinois town now has a historical marker recognizing their local hero.

Tug always gave back to Atwood no matter how big of a star he became and the town wanted to salute him and bring him home.

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