Sept. 25, 2001
BERKELEY - Ed Barlett, who earned all-conference honors as a lineman under head coach Pappy Waldorff, will receive the Glenn T. Seaborg Award at halftime of the Cal-Washington football game Saturday.
Bartlett was a three-year letterman (1948-50) and was selected to the all-conference first team as a lineman with the Golden Bears in 1950. In addition, he played in two Rose Bowls and was selected to play in the 1951 Hula Bowl All-Star Game.
After graduating from Cal, Bartlett worked his way to national sales manager for 3M before starting his own car dealerships: Golden Bear Motors of Berkeley (1964-1976) and Sun Valley Ford in Concord (1976-1998). During his tenure at Sun Valley Ford, he was named president of the Ford Dealer Advertising Association, East Bay Motor Car Dealer Association and the Ford Dealer Group. He also received the Top 100 Ford Dealer Award and Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award.
Bartlett was a member of Cal Sports 80's Campaign and Keeping the Promise Campaign, Bear Backer Board, San Francisco Grid Club and Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Bartlett was the recipient of the California Alumni Citation and was president of the Big C Society. He also played a key role in the establishment of Pappy's Boys and served as president and founded the Pappy Waldorf Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Established in 1995, the Seaborg Award is presented annually to a former Cal Football player who has distinguished himself at the highest level through his on-the field and off-the-field accomplishments. The award represents the time-honored University of California principles and traditions of excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and attitude.
Past winners include:
1995 Rod Franz 1996 John Najarian, M.D. 1997 John Ralston 1998 Les Richter 1999 Vic Bottari 2000 Pete Schabarum