Gary Beban graduated from Sequoia High
School in June 1964. His high school career, while very
good, did not indicate the full extent of his talents.
It was at U.C.L.A. that he developed into a great college
player. Consider the following facts for the former Sequoia
single wing tailback:
1965 U.C.L.A. team had a record of 8 wins, 2 losses,
and one tie. Pac-10 champions
1966 Beban led U.C.L.A. team defeated one of the all
time great Michigan State teams, that was undefeated
prior to their Rose Bowl loss to UCLA 14-12.
1966 U.C.L.A. team had a record of 9 wins and 1 loss
1967 U.C.L.A. team had a record of 7 wins, 2 losses,
and one tie
overall U.C.L.A. record during Beban’s quarterbacking
Beban was the recipient of the Heisman Trophy, the most
prestigious award given to the outstanding college football
player in the country, during the 1967 season & is
the only player in the long and illustrious history of
U.C.L.A. football to be awarded the Heisman Trophy.
is currently the only San Mateo county athlete to have
received a Heisman Trophy.
Beban was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
in 1988 & the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1995. He is
also a member of the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame.
tailback on the 1962-1963 teams, who set S.P.A.L. records
as runner and passer. Great poise, competitor, and leader.
All S.P.A.L Team 1962-3-63, All Northern California 1963
and All American and Heisman Trophy winner at U.C.L.A.
1967. Later, he played for the Washington Redskins and
Denver Broncos. He obtained a Business career with Caldwell
Bank and CB Ellis (President). Inducted in the San Mateo
County Sports Hall of Fame in the year of 1989.