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Marger (Migs) Apsit


Inducted February 1981

Migs Apsit, an outstanding all-around sports star in Illinois, came west to play football for USC Trojans, and after four years in professional football, settled in Bakersfield and became one of this city’s most familiar football figures. He was a starting blocking back and linebacker for USC and caught a pass for the first touchdown of a game against Notre Dame in Chicago’s Soldier Field witnessed by a record crowd of over 115,000. A disciple of single-wing football, he was the last coach in this area to use that offensive formation, during his 17-year tenure as head coach of the East Bakersfield High School Blades. He also served as athletic director and golf coach at that school.