|Born:||June 5, 1942|
Butte, Montana, U.S.
|Died:||February 13, 1995 52) (aged|
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Melvin John "Mad Dog" O'Billovich (June 5, 1942 – February 13, 1995) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1967.He previously played college football at Oregon State University under coach Tommy Prothro. His brother, Bob O'Billovich, and son Tony O’Billovich also played in the CFL.
O'Billovich died of heart disease in 1995. His ashes were scattered at the Tommy Prothro Football Complex practice football fields at Oregon State University. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Paul Edward Lowe is an American retired professional football player who was a halfback for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League (AFL) from 1960 to 1969. He won an AFL championship with the Chargers in 1963 and a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 1969. He played college football for the Oregon State Beavers.
Robert O'Billovich, nicknamed "Bobby O" or "Obie", is an east regional scout for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). O'Billovich has been involved with the CFL since 1963 in the roles of player, coach, general manager, scout, and several front-office positions. As a long-time coach in the CFL, he won 107 regular season games in the CFL, the eighth highest win total by a head coach in the league's history.
Gary Wayne Zimmerman is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). Zimmerman played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1992 and for the Denver Broncos from 1993 to 1997. He won Super Bowl XXXII with the Broncos against the Green Bay Packers. He was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and was an All-Pro selection eight times. He attended Walnut High School and the University of Oregon whereby he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
Richard Llewellyn Brooks is a retired American football player and coach. He was the head coach at the University of Oregon from 1977 to 1994, the National Football League's St. Louis Rams from 1995 to 1996, and the University of Kentucky from 2003 to 2009.
John Harold Cooper is a former American football player and coach. Cooper was an assistant coach at Iowa State, Oregon State, UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky. Then, he embarked on a head coaching career, as he served as the head coach at the University of Tulsa (1977–1984), Arizona State University (1985–1987), and Ohio State University (1988–2000), compiling a career record of 192–84–6. Cooper was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2008.
James Thompson "Doc" Prothro Sr. was an infielder and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). Prothro was so nicknamed because he was a practicing dentist before signing his first professional baseball contract at age 26. After playing five seasons in MLB, Prothro became a manager, compiling what remains the worst career winning percentage among major league managers.
James Thompson "Tommy" Prothro Jr. was an American football coach. He was the head coach at Oregon State University from 1955 to 1964 and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1965 to 1970, compiling a career college football record of 104–55–5 (.649).
The UCLA Bruins football program represents the University of California, Los Angeles, in college football as members of the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The Bruins have enjoyed several periods of success in their history, having been ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll at least once in every decade since the poll began in the 1930s. Their first major period of success came in the 1950s, under head coach Red Sanders. Sanders led the Bruins to the Coaches' Poll national championship in 1954, three conference championships, and an overall record of 66–19–1 in nine years. In the 1980s and 1990s, during the tenure of Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 151–74–8 record, including 13 bowl games and an NCAA record eight straight bowl wins. The program has produced 28 first round picks in the NFL Draft, 30 consensus All-Americans, and multiple major award winners, including Heisman winner Gary Beban. The UCLA Bruins' main rival is the USC Trojans. Chip Kelly became head coach in 2018.
Richard Wade was a member of the Canadian Football League, working for the British Columbia Lions, the Calgary Stampeders, the Ottawa Renegades and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Wade entered the league as a guest coach in 2004 and subsequently held various player personnel, scouting and front office roles in the league through 2011.
Richard Lee Washington is a retired American professional basketball player.
The 1966 Rose Bowl was the 52nd edition of the college football bowl game, played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, January 1. The fifth-ranked UCLA Bruins of the AAWU (Pac-8) upset the undefeated and top-ranked Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten Conference, 14–12. UCLA defensive back Bob Stiles, a junior college transfer, was named the Player of the Game.
Joseph Charles Naekauna Francis Jr. was an American football halfback and quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). Following his playing career, he was a high school football head coach in his native Hawaii.
The 2008 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 59th overall. The Tiger-Cats attempted to win their 9th Grey Cup championship, but they failed to make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, which is the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
The 1965 Rose Bowl, played on January 1, 1965, was the 51st Rose Bowl Game. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 34–7. Michigan fullback Mel Anthony was named the Rose Bowl Player Of The Game.
The 1962 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University as an independent during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 9–2 record and outscored their opponents 279 to 148. They played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and three at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.
The 1961 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Led by seventh-year head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers ended their third season as an independent with five wins and five losses, and outscored their opponents 198 to 192. Four home games were played on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis with one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.
Paul Brothers is a former American football quarterback in the Canadian Football League for the BC Lions and Ottawa Rough Riders. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixteenth round of the 1967 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State University.
The 1963 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University as an independent during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. In their ninth season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 5–5 record and were outscored 198 to 192. The team played two home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis, and two at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.
The 1959 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College as an independent during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 3–7 record and were outscored 178 to 166. They played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.
The 1955 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1955 college football season. In their first season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 6–3 record, and outscored their opponents 126 to 120. They played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.