Student Body President in 1947/48 was the very popular Bob Embrey, a football and basketball player. While a senior at Escondido High School, Embrey was selected as All-California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) quarterback. Weighing 170 pounds and standing at 5 feet 11 inches, Embrey had served in the Navy and played one season with the San Diego Navy team. In 1947, Embrey was instrumental in the Hornets 26-6 victory over the Dons, a memorable game since Fullerton had not beaten Santa Ana College in a football game since 1935. Embrey would go on to play football for California State University, San Diego.