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Eddie LeBaron


Edward Wayne LeBaron, Jr.

Inducted 1980

Date of Birth



San Rafael, CA


University of the Pacific (1946-1949)


Eddie LeBaron played four years for College of Pacific. He played one year, 1946, for Amos Alonzo Stagg. This was the last year as a head coach for Stagg, age 84. The team had a 5-7 record. He played three years under Larry Siemering. The Tigers went 9-1, 7-1-2, 11-0 in those years. In the last year, 1949, the Tigers averaged 52 points per game to opponents' 6. LeBaron made first-team All-America in 1949 despite being classified as a small college team. He played quarterback on offense, safety on defense, and punted. He was Most Valuable Player in the Shrine East-West game. In 1950, he quarterbacked the College All-Stars to a 17-7 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. LeBaron was 5-8 in height, weighed 166, and had 19 games in which he played the full 60 minutes. In his career he completed 197 passes for 3,838 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also ran for six touchdowns and scored once on an 82-yard run after a pass interception. LeBaron served as a Marine officer in the Korean War and was wounded twice by shrapnel in his leg and shoulder. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Letter of Commendation. He played 11 seasons in the National Football League. He won four letters in football and one in baseball. Between seasons in his pro career, LeBaron obtained a law degree. He practiced law in Nevada 1964-76. He was general manager of the Atlanta Falcons 1977-86. Following that, he resumed law practice.


Height 5'8

Weight 166

Career Highlights

  • 1949 First Team All-America (Univ. & College Div.)
  • 1949 Heisman - Sixth
  • 1948 First Team All-America (College Div.)
  • 1947 First Team All-America (College Div.)
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