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Earl Sargent


Inducted February 16, 1995

A native of Oildale and graduate of Delano High, the popular "Sarge" was an All-Coast lineman for UCLA. Even more remarkable, thought, after eight years away from the game, he became a starter for the Del Monte Navy PreFlight School team in Monterey which included such as Paul Christman, Len Eshmont, Ed Cifers, Ray Bray and Parker Hall. But his favorite sport was baseball and he was a long-time coach in that game for Bakersfield College, while teaching at Bakersfield High and serving as an assistant football coca for the Drillers. His best Renegade team was the 1952 aggregation which compiled a 30-1 record. A long time swimming instructor, Sargent has operated his own swim school here for many years.