Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Another memorable student assembly (one was held each week) that same year, the jersey numbers of Gene LaShell (left) and Frank “Keko” Munoz (right), both veterans, were retired for twenty years. LaShell, jersey number 54, who had lost both legs in service, was honored for his great halfback moves in 1941. Munoz, jersey number 14, who was 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighed only 150 pounds, had received serious war injuries as a paratrooper, but had come back to earn the title of Southern Junior College Player of the Year for his brilliant football playing in 1947. Munoz, who also excelled at baseball and basketball, later joined the UCLA Bruins football team. Coach Ed Goddard, who coached both greats in their playing days, is on the far right.
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