L.A. High Sports Success!

Name

Year

College

Position


Jimmy Allen

1970

UCLA DB
Allen was All City in 1969.  He attended Pierce JC and then was All American at UCLA in 1973.  Allen played in the NFL with Pittsburgh and Detroit from 1974-81, ending his career with 31 interceptions.
Clarence Anderson

1953

Arizona T
Anderson was All City in 1952 and placed 2nd in the City 440 that year.  At Arizona he started in 1955-56 and was the 1956 Border Conference 440 champion.
Norm "Red" Anderson

1921

USC T
Anderson was All Southern California in 1920 and was City shot put champion in 1920-21.  At USC he was a 2nd team All American in 1924, NCAA shot put champion in 1923 and a starting basketball player.  Anderson also placed 5th in the 1924 Olympics shop put.
Dan Andrews

1963

West Texas State E
Andrews was 2nd team All Southern League in 1962.   He started for West Texas in 1965.
John Baida

1934

UCLA HB
Baida lettered at UCLA from 1936 to 1938.
Mike "Cat" Ballou

1966

UCLA LB
Ballou was All City and a high school All American in 1965.  He attended Santa Monica City College and transferred to UCLA where he was All American in 1969.  He played in the NFL with the Boston Patriots in 1970.
Jack Banta

1936

USC HB
Banta was All City in 1935 and placed 4th in the City shot put that season.  He lettered at USC from 1938-40 and then played in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams in 1941 and 1944-48.  He gained 847 yards in 198 carries during his NFL carrer.
Julius Beck

1924

UCLA E
Beck was All City in 1923.  He lettered at UCLA from 1925 to 1927.
Bob Beeson

1936

USC HB
Beeson lettered at USC from 1938 to 1940.  He played in the PCFL with the Los Angeles Bulldogs and Hollywood Bears in 1942-43.
Tom Berry

1953

Oregon State HB
Berry was All City in 1952.  He started for Oregon State in 1956, gaining 489 yards in 139 carries.
Jack Bobinette

1948

Occidental HB
Bobinette was All Conference at Occidental in 1951.  He later was the football coach at Narbonne High School.
Ed Brandt

1952

California E
Brandt was a starter at California in 1955.
Horace Bresee

1922

UCLA E
Bresee lettered for UCLA from 1923 to 1925.  He also was the basketball captain at UCLA in 1926.  Following his playing days he enjoyed a long coaching career at Los Angeles High School.
Raphael Brosseau

1934

USC G
Brosseau lettered at USC from 1935 to 1937.
Larry Brown

1987

TCU DB
Brown attended Southwest JC and TCU after high school.  He played in the NFL with Dallas and Oakland from 1991 to 1997.   Brown was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXX, when his 3 interceptions led Dallas to Victory.
Homer Butler

1974

UCLA WR
Butler attended Los Angeles City College before transferring to UCLA where he had 25 receptions for 584 yards in 1977.   He played in the NFL for Dallas in 1978 and in the CfL for Saskatchewan in 1979.
Louis Cass

1908

Stanford
Cass lettered at Stanford in 1909 and 1911-12, captaining the 1912 team.
Chuck Cheshire

1931

UCLA HB
Cheshire was All City in 1929 and 1930.  He lettered for UCLA from 1933 to 1935, earning All Coast honors in 1935.   During his career he rushed for 1539 yards in 303 carries.
Bill Clements

1943

UCLA E
Clements was 2nd team All City in 1942.  He lettered at UCLA from 1945-48, playing tackle in 1945, guard in 1946, and end in 1947-48.
Al Cole

1939

Stanford HB
Cole was All City in 1938.  He lettered for Stanford in 1940-41.
Lynn Compton

1939

UCLA G
Compton was a starter for UCLA in 1942.  He became a prominent Los Angeles Prosecutor following his playing days.
Vernon Dean

1978

San Diego State DB
Dean attended Valley JC and USIU before becoming an All American pick at San Diego State in 1981.  He played in the NFL for Washington and Seattle from 1982-88, intercepting 22 passes.
Courtney Decius

1904

USC FB
Decius lettered at USC in 1906-07 and 1909, setting a school field goal record (45 yards) in 1909.
Guy Dennis

1921

Stanford HB
Dennis was All Southern California in 1920 and was 2nd in the City pole vault that year.  He lettered at Stanford in 1922-23.
Roy Dennis

1923

Occidental E
Dennis was 2nd team All City in 1922.   He first attended Stanford, but finished his collegiate career at Occidental from 1931-33.  Dennis coached Occidental from 1945-56 and also served as the school's athletic director.
Buster Dupuy 1920 USC G
Dupuy lettered at USC from 1922 to 1924.
Eddie Eaton

1945

UCLA G
Eaton was All City in 1943 and 1944.   He started for UCLA from 1945-47 and also was a fine wrestler.
Jackie Fellows

1940

Fresno State TB
Fellows was a small college All American in 1942, rushing for 576 yards and completing 82 of 196 passes for 1290 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Don Ferguson

1934

UCLA HB
Ferguson lettered at UCLA from 1935 to 1937.
Leon Fichman

1939

Alabama T
Fichman played his college ball at Alabama and then played in the NFL with the Detriot Lions in 1946-47.
Ron Fletcher

1953

USC T
Fletcher was 2nd team All City in 1952. He lettered for USC from 1954-56.
Joel Fries

1954

Stanford E
Fries was All City in 1953. He lettered for Stanford from 1956 to 1958.
Fred Funk UCLA HB
Funk played at UCLA from 1934-36, gaining 412 yards in 181 carries. He played the 1937 season for the New York Yankees of the "old" AFL.
Clark Galloway

1926

USC G
Galloway started for USC from 1927 to 1929.
Dan Garcia

1975

USC WR
Garcia was born in Korea. After high school he played at Pierce JC and then lettered at USC in 1978-79. He caught 29 passes for 492 yards and 3 touchdowns in 1979.
Ed Garnier

1935

Stanford HB
Garnier lettered for Stanford in 1936 and 1937.
Phil Gaspar

1936

USC T
Gaspar was a 3rd team All American for USC in 1939. A fine track athlete, he placed 4th in the 1937 National AAU discus.
Ted Geissler

1909

Stanford
Geissler  lettered at Stanford in 1910-1911.
Wesley Grant

1966

UCLA DE
Grant attended Santa Monica City College and then transferred to UCLA where he was All Pac 8 in 1969. He played in the NFL with Cleveland. San Diego and Houston from 1971-73.
Hal Griffin

1965

UCLA T-LB
Griffin was All City in 1964 and started for UCLA  in 1967 and 1968.
Al Hoisch

1941

UCLA

HB
Hoisch was All City in 1940.  He was a starter for UCLA in 1946-47, gaining 619 yards in 99 carries during his Bruin Career.  Hoisch holds the Rose Bowl Game record for longest kickoff return at 106 yards in the 1947 game.
Cecil Hollinsworth

1922

UCLA G
Hollingsworth lettered at UCLA at 1923-25.  He later served many years as an assistant coach at UCLA.
Rod Humenuik

1955

USC G
Humenuik was All City in 1954.   He lettered at USC in 1956-57, but lost the 1958 season due to penalties against the University.  He played for Winnipeg of the CFL from 1960-62 and later was the Head Coach at Cal State Northridge.
Merritt Kufferman

1940

Oregon T
Kufferman was 2nd team All City in 1939.  He lettered for Oregon in 1941 and 1942.
Matt Kurilich

1949

Occidental HB
Kurilich was All SCIAC for Occidental in 1951 and 1952.
Bert LaBrucherie

1925

UCLA HB
LaBrucherie lettered for UCLA from 1926-28.  He served as Head Football Coach at Los Angeles High from 1935-44 compiling a 60-10-2 record.  He then became Head Coach at UCLA from 1945-48 and also coached at Cal Tech.
Art Lane (Levy)

1928

Nevada HB
Lane lettered for Nevada in 1930.
Ed Leahy

1918

USC HB
Leahy placed 4th in City 440 in 1918.   He lettered at USC forom 1920-22 as a  halfback.  Following his collegiate days Leahy coached track at LA Poly High Scchool, leading the Mechanics to State titles in 1928 and 1931.
Bob Levingston

1958

USC HB
Levingston was All City in 1956 and 1957 as an end.  He lettered at USC in 1959-60, gaining 268 yards in 51 carries and intercepting 4 passes in 1959.  Levingston also was an All Conference baseball player for the Trojans.
Bob "Pinky" MacMoore

1933

USC T
MacMoore was All City in 1932.   He played at USC in 1935 and with the San Francisco Clippers of the PCFL in 1944.
Mike Marienthal

1942

UCLA G
Marienthal was All City in 1940 and 1941.  He started for UCLA in 1942-43, but injuries sustained during World War II ended his playing carrer.  He later coached at Jefferson High School.
Ray May

1963

USC LB
May was 2nd team All Southern League in 1962.  He attended Los Angeles City College and then was All Conference at USC in 1966.  May played in the NFL for Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Denver from 1967 to 1975.
Kim McCloud Hawaii DB
McCloud played in the CFL for Saskatchewan in 1991.
Del McGue

1930

UCLA T
McGue lettered at UCLA in 1932 and 1933.
Bruce McLaclan

1946

UCLA G
McLaclan was 3rd team All City in 1945.  He started for UCLA from 1948-50.
Mowatt Mitchell

1905

Stanford
Mitchell lettered at Stanford 1907 to 1909, serving as captain in 1909.
Stan Mitchell

1907

Stanford
Mitchell lettered for Stanford from 1908 to 1910.
Phil Moffatt

1926

Stanford HB
Moffatt was All City in 1952. He lettered at Stanford from 1929-31, earning All American honors in 1930. A great defensive back, Moffatt had 9 interceptions in 1930. He finished his Stanford career with 1139 yards gained in 193 carries. He also was All PCC in basketball in1931.
Mike Moffitt

1981

Fresno State WR
Moffitt played in the NFL for Green Bay in 1986.
Dick Molen

1948-50

U.C.L.A. Fullback
1949 All Western League 1st team Full Back only junior on the team  1949 All Milk Bowl Team Broke Bob Waterfield's passing record  1950 Injuries cost All City Honors that year, 1952-54 Army Football 1953-54 All Army East Coast Selection 1955 U.C.L.A. No 1 Fullback on undefeated freshman team. 1956 U.C.L.A. Spring No 1 Fullback on varsity--Lost elgibility due to penalties against the university.  1960 Los Angeles Chargers Pro football A.F.L. Injuries ended pro career.

1961-81 coached football at all levels.

1981-85 Ran Marathons-Boston, LosVegas, Greek Marathon and my wife and I were the first and only
people ever to run a full marathon on top of The Great Wall of China www.thefirstmarathononchinasgreatwall.com

1986-1995 Climbed the Seven Highest Peaks on the seven continents----including Mt Everest. We didn't summit but did get close to the top.
Gene Moore

1965

Occidental HB
Moore was All SCIAC at Occidental in 1968. He played in the NFL with San Francisco in 1969.
Olvin Moreland

1961

Oregon State HB
Moreland was All City in 1960. He lettered at Oregon State from 1962-64, catching 35 passes for 476 yards and 1 touchdown in 1964.
Rivers Morrell Navy G
Morrell was a starter and captain for navy in 1936.
Don Moses

1926

USC HB
Moses was All City in 1925 and part of the great backfield of Louie Almada, Phil Moffat and Theopolis Smith. He lettered for USC from 1927-29 and played in the NFL for Cincinnati in 1933.
Dick Mulhaupt

1928

UCLA E
Mulhaupt lettered for  UCLA from 1929 to 1931.
Bill Murphy

1932

UCLA QB
Murphy lettered for UCLA from 1933-35.
Ray Nagel

1945

UCLA QB
Nagel was 3rd team All City in 1944. He lettered at UCLA from 1947-49 and played the 1953 season for the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL. Following his playing career, Nagel served ass Head Coach at Utah (1958-65) and (1966-70). He also was Athletic Director at Washington State.
Tom Nickoloff

1950

USC E
Nickoloff was All City in 1949. He lettered for USC from 1951-53, catching 54 passes for 738 yards. He was 2nd team All PCC in 1953.
Johnny "One Play" O'Brien

1925

 

Notre Dame E
O'Brien was All City in 1924. Altough only a 3rd stringer at Notre Dame, he  gained his nickname for one memorable play. He lettered at Notre Dame from 1928-30.
Ricky Odom

1974

USC DB
Odom was All Pack 8 at USC in 1976-77. He played in the NFL for Kansas City, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Rams in 1978-79.
Don Paul

1943

UCLA C-LB
Paul was 2nd team All City in 1942. He lettered at UCLA in 1944 and 1946-47, earning All Coast honors the latter two seasons. One of football's hardest hitter, he played in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams from 1948-55, earning All NFL merit in 1953.
Jim Pedleton Los Angeles FB
Pedleton started at fullback for Los Angeles State in 1952-53, captaining the 1953 squad. He later was the Head Coach at Los Angeles High School.
Ray Penniman

1990

Oregon State TE
Penniman attended West Los Angeles JC and then transferred to Oregon State where he started in 1992 and 1993.
Calvin Peterson

1970

UCLA LB
Peterson was All City in 1969 and placed 5th in the City 440.  At UCLA he was All Conference in 1972-73.  Peterson played in the NFL with Dallas, Kansas City, Oakland and Tapa Bay from 1974-76 and 1979-82.   Injuries hampered his pro career.
Charles Pike

1933

UCLA E
Pike lettered at UCLA from 1934 to 1936.
Bud Pozzo

1928

Oregon E
Pozzo was 2nd team All City in 1927.   He lettered at Oregon in 1931 and 1933-34.
Harlow Rothert

1926

Stanford C-FB
Rothert is one of the finest all around athletes ever produced in the United States.  A center in high school, he was an All American fullback at Stanford in 1929.  He also was an All American in basketball that year.  In track he was the NCAA shot put champion from 1928-30. and placed 2nd in 1928 National AAU discus.  Rothert participated in the 1928 Olympics and placed 2nd in the 1932 Olympics shot put.  At one time he held the World Record in the shot put.
Jack Rye

1948

Stanford DE
Rye was 2nd team All Southern League in 1947.  He started for Stanford in 1950 and 1951.
Hillary Shockley

1968

Stanford HB
Shockley was All Southern League in 1967.  He started for Stanford in 1970-71, gaining 622 yards rushing in 1970.
James Smith

1917

USC E
Smith started for USC from 1919 to 1921.
Babe Schneider

1944

UCLA HB
Schneider was All City Halfback in 1942 and 1943. He made LA Player of the Year in 1943, and went on to play at UCLA in 1946 and was in the Rose Bowl of 1947.
Ted Staffler

1937

California E
Staffler started for California in 1940.
Francis Tappaan

1926

USC E
Tappaan was All City in 1925.   He lettered at USC from 1927-29 and was an All American in 1929.  The son of Judge Clair Tappaan (who also coached football at USC), he became the Chief of Organized Crime Investigations for the United States government.
Field Thompson

1923

USC QB
Tompson was All City in 1922.   He lettered at USC from 1924 to 1926.
Harry Thompson

1944

UCLA G
Thompson attended Los Angeles City College and transferred to UCLA where he started in 1948-49.  He played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicaco Cardinals from 1950-55.
Ron Vaughn

1958

California E
Vaughn started for California in 1962, catching 16 passes for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Jim Walker

1906

Minnesota T
Walker was a 2nd team All American at Minnesota in 1910.
Claude Ward

1960

New Mexico E
Ward was 3rd team All City in 1938.   He started for UCLA in 19442 and was All Coast.  He played in the PCFL in 1943 and 1945.
Hank Washington

1963

West Texas State QB
Washington was 3rd team All City in 1962.  He started for West Texas in 1963-64.
Herb Wiener

1963

UCLA E
Wiener was 3rd team All City in 138.   He started for UCLA in 1942 and was All Coast.  He played in the PCFL in 1943 and 1945.
Bert West

1943

UCLA HB
West lettered at UCLA from 1944-46.
Clint Whitfield

1955

UCLA G
Whitfield was City Player of the Year in 1954.  He started for UCLA from 1956 to 1957 and also was a two year wrestling letterman.
Elton "Tad" Wieman

1914

Michigan HB
Wieman played at Michigan and then became Head Coach there in 1927-28.  He also coached at Princeton (1929-42) where he was a great innovator.  He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Wade Willey

1933

QB
Willey was All City in 1932.  He played in the PCFL with the Los Angeles Mustangs in 1944.
Billy Bob Williams

1932

UCLA HB
Williams was 2nd team All City in 1931.  He lettered for UCLA from 1935-37 and was All Coast in 1936 when he gained 423 yards in 106 carries.
Jim Williams Los Angeles State HB
Williams lettered at Los Angeles State from 1951-53, rushing for 896 yards and passing for 1015 yards during his career.   He later coached at Los Angeles State.