2012 Inductee

Hal Bedsole

Hal Bedsole

After graduating from Reseda High School, Hal Bedsole played football at Pierce College in 1960. He was an All-American Quarterback at Pierce,but his success wasn't limited to football. Hal was also conference champion in the shot put and discus throws for the Brahma track team.

One of the original “big” (6'5", 221 pounds) wide receivers in college football, Hal Bedsole was a consensus All-American on USC’s 1962 national championship team.

A three-year letterman (1961-63) and two-time All-Conference first-teamer (1961-61), his 82 career catches rank in USC’s top 20 chart. He owns the USC career record for highest average per catch (30 or more) at 20.94.

Hal was nicknamed “Prince Hal” because of his self-assured, outspoken ways. He led the Trojans in receiving and scoring in 1961 (27 catches, 38 points) and 1962 (33 catches, 68 points).

He was the first Trojan to have 200 receiving yards in a game (201 yards versus California in 1962, a school record which stood for 21 years). He caught two touchdown passes in USC’s win over Wisconsin in the 1963 Rose Bowl.

A second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, he played there for three seasons (1964-66).

First Team All-American: 1962; 10 teams

USC Athletic Hall of Fame: 2001

National Championship: 1962