Sequoia’s pre-World War II football aficionados consider him among the best blocking linemen and most vicious tackling linebackers in school history. A three-year varsity letterman, he was a member of the 1935 co-champion team and twice an all-league selection. In his fourth season of baseball he filled an ironman role as part of a two-player pitching staff. At San Mateo Junior College (now College of San Mateo) he played two years of football and was elected student body president. He fought in Europe during World War II, and ultimately presided for years at the popular Redwood City watering hole that bore his name.