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Jon Arnett


Jon Dwayne Arnett

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Los Angeles, CA


University of Southern California (1954-1956)


Jon Arnett did everything. In 1954, he led Southern California in rushing, scoring, pass interceptions, punting, and place kicks. In 1955, he again was tops in most categories. He scored 108 points -15 touchdowns and 18 extra points. In 1956, he averaged 6.3 yards per rush. His career stats showed an average of 24.2 yards on kickoff returns, 15.1 on punt returns. He made All-Pacific Coast Conference in 1955-56 and first-team All-America in 1955. He won the Voit Trophy as best player on the Pacific Coast in 1955-56. Arnett was also on the track team. In 1954, he placed second in the long jump at the NCAA meet, helping USC win the team title. He played professionally with the Los Angles Rams 1957-63 and Chicago Bears 1964-66. He followed that with 32 years as a real estate developer and stockbroker.


Height 5'11

Weight 197

Career Highlights

  • 1956 All-Conference
  • 1956 Conference MVP
  • 1956 Heisman - Tenth
  • 1956 Second Team All-America
  • 1955 All-Conference
  • 1955 First Team All-America
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