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Jerry Tarr


Inducted February, 1976

Born in Topeka, Kansas. Moved to Bakersfield as 6th grader. Letterman at Bakersfield High School in football and track, holding high hurdle record. All Metropolitan Conference end and State high hurdle champion at Bakersfield College. Attended University of Oregon where he was starter at end of football team. NCAA high hurdle champion in 1961 and 1962, setting NCAA record in 1962 and also 440 yard intermediate hurdle record. Member world record-holding 440 yard relay team. National AAU high hurdle champion 1962. Ranked #1 in world in 1962 for both high and low hurdles. Winner against Russia and Poland in 1962. Played professional football with Denver Broncos in 1963 and 1964. Charlie Sarver Born in Cold Springs, Oklahoma. Came to Kern County at early age. Earned 13 high school letters in football, basketball, baseball and track at Bakersfield High School. Voted most valuable player in three sports. Earned four varsity letters at Bakersfield College and voted to All-American Junior College team. Attended University of California, Berkely, where played in Rose Bowl in 1949 and 1950. Was leading scorer and ground gainer in national until injured against Wisconsin. Played one year professional baseball. Coaching career at Coalinga High School, Bakersfield High School. Became baseball coach at Biola College in 1965, now athletic Director. NAIA District III baseball coach of the year 1969 and 1970. Wife Joy; daughters Debby and Sherri.