Pepperdine Football: An Oral History
June 9, 2010
by Dick Dornan
Special to PepperdineSports.com
MALIBU, Calif. -- For 16 wonderful and memorable seasons, Pepperdine football captured the hearts of its fans and local community through the passionate play of its players and leadership of its coaches. From the tough-nosed running of fullback Darwin Horn in the late 1940s through the inspired performances of quarterback Jay Roelen in the mid-50s to the Waves final game in 1961, Pepperdine football symbolized an era of dreams, hope, accomplishment, fulfillment and togetherness.
The following section recounts and shares the fond memories of 36 special men who dedicated their time and commitment to playing or coaching football for George Pepperdine College. Sit back and enjoy reading these anecdotes as former Pepperdine gridiron greats reminisce and reflect upon some very special times playing the game they loved representing the school they so admired.
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