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Curt Mecham

athlete

Inducted February 1976

Born in Bakersfield. Attended local schools. Standout athlete at original Kern Union High School (Bakersfield HS) where he earned four letters each in football and track. Attended Bakersfield Junior College, where played under Hall of Fame member Jack Frost. Great runnier, left-handed passer and left-footed kicker. Named outstanding player in Western Junior College Conference. Starred as halfback at University of Oregon where he was team captain. Led Pacific Coast in rushing average (8.9 per carry). Threw three touchdown passes in upset win over USC. Played one year pro football, then entered Seabees in World War II. Now farming in Kern County. Wife Barbara; daughters Jerrianne and Susan.