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  Jackie Jensen
Jackie Jensen

Player Profile

One of the greatest athletes ever to play for the University of California...earned first team All-America honors at running back in 1948 while becoming Cal's first-ever 1,000-yard rusher in a season...rushed for 1,703 yards in his three years as a starter and averaged 6.0 yards per carry...one of the few athletes in history to play in both the Rose Bowl and the College World Series...also twice earned All-American status for Cal's baseball team and helped the Bears to the NCAA title in 1947...pitched Cal to one of its victories in the 1947 World Series, over a Yale team that featured future President George Bush...had a distinguished pro baseball career and was selected as the American League MVP while with the Boston Red Sox in 1958...also played in the World Series for the New York Yankees...Voted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame posthumously in 1984...passed away July 14, 1982.


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