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Centennial Moments: UCLA football's Gary Beban wins 1967 Heisman Trophy
Published: 2015/10/27
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Published: 2008/04/16
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1967 USC vs UCLA
Published: 2006/09/26
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Heisman Trophy winner Gary Beban - December 10, 2015
Heisman Trophy winner Gary Beban - December 10, 2015
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Spotlight Productions
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Published: 2009/10/17
Channel: Steve Kimura
Gary Beban signs autographs for The SI KING  12-13-15
Gary Beban signs autographs for The SI KING 12-13-15
Published: 2015/12/14
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1967 #1 UCLA vs #4 USC 1 of 1
1967 #1 UCLA vs #4 USC 1 of 1
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: Stephen Barnett
The Dodgers and LA after 50 Years: The Economics of how a Sports Icon and a City Grew Together
The Dodgers and LA after 50 Years: The Economics of how a Sports Icon and a City Grew Together
Published: 2012/11/28
Channel: UCLA
Jim Beban gets PUNKED
Jim Beban gets PUNKED
Published: 2009/11/09
Channel: lindseymac88
Webster! Full Episode September 11, 1985
Webster! Full Episode September 11, 1985
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: Royal BC Museum
Football Classic - USC vs. UCLA 1969
Football Classic - USC vs. UCLA 1969
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: USCAthletics
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beban
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: silentsadness2011
Gary having a moment
Gary having a moment
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Gary Wright
UCLA Ad
UCLA Ad
Published: 2008/02/24
Channel: boelterbruin
UCLA: Chicago Bruins Eight Clap
UCLA: Chicago Bruins Eight Clap
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: Andre Alforque
My Big UCLA Moment
My Big UCLA Moment
Published: 2008/04/16
Channel: UCLA
Gary Yourofsky - The Most Important Speech You Will Ever Hear
Gary Yourofsky - The Most Important Speech You Will Ever Hear
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Gary Yourofsky
Education and Football
Education and Football
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: UCLA Daily Bruin
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my bunny beban
Published: 2008/02/26
Channel: drengmarken
CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (International Subtitles Version)
CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (International Subtitles Version)
Published: 2016/10/27
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Live From The Reagan Library Ep. 118
Live From The Reagan Library Ep. 118
Published: 2015/08/13
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beban
Published: 2011/03/14
Channel: silentsadness2011
A New and Exciting Experience
A New and Exciting Experience
Published: 2015/02/10
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Rams QB Draft History
Rams QB Draft History
Published: 2010/04/26
Channel: AVSEAL2012
The Economics of College Sports
The Economics of College Sports
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: UCLA College
Troy Aikman - Economics of the NFL
Troy Aikman - Economics of the NFL
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: UCLA
Pokemon Rusty: The Elite Four
Pokemon Rusty: The Elite Four
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Dorkly
WHAT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE
WHAT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: Gary Vaynerchuk
Going Off the Grid by Gary Collins
Going Off the Grid by Gary Collins
Published: 2017/05/26
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MY BEBAN
MY BEBAN
Published: 2008/02/28
Channel: milenafive
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01/22/68 WSLS-TV reporter Bill Walker interviews professional football player for the New Engla...
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: nutty.archives
Liner, Transplant, Train, Football, Wedding
Liner, Transplant, Train, Football, Wedding
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
11/30/67 University of Virginias record 5 and 5 in football
11/30/67 University of Virginias record 5 and 5 in football
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: nutty.archives
The Drive is live! - December 10, 2015
The Drive is live! - December 10, 2015
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Spotlight Productions
Football Classics - USC vs. UCLA 1967
Football Classics - USC vs. UCLA 1967
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: USCAthletics
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Rising sea levels causing concern in Florida (Part 2)
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: Al Jazeera America News
Ronnie Coleman - 2,300 lb leg press
Ronnie Coleman - 2,300 lb leg press
Published: 2013/12/04
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Yiruma - "River Flows in You" (cover by Bevani flute)
Yiruma - "River Flows in You" (cover by Bevani flute)
Published: 2013/01/13
Channel: Bevani Flute
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bebani
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: diloismail
Deal With It || La Santa Misa es Real y Bíblica || Teólogo Fernando Casanova vs Gary Lee
Deal With It || La Santa Misa es Real y Bíblica || Teólogo Fernando Casanova vs Gary Lee
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: Grupo de Oración Caminantes de Fuego
Breathe Deep North Shore CBS 11am Story
Breathe Deep North Shore CBS 11am Story
Published: 2014/04/28
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TPI Golf Fitness - Cable Core Exercises
TPI Golf Fitness - Cable Core Exercises
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Matt Scott
Gwiyomi Versi Running Man Sparta Kim Jong Kook di 1st Malaysia Showcase
Gwiyomi Versi Running Man Sparta Kim Jong Kook di 1st Malaysia Showcase
Published: 2013/06/17
Channel: TheHarimauTV
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dilo bebani
Published: 2010/10/06
Channel: diloismail
Blanco y Negro 04x16 Beban Duff
Blanco y Negro 04x16 Beban Duff
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Sercho Gu
2009 UCLA at Tennessee Intro
2009 UCLA at Tennessee Intro
Published: 2009/09/15
Channel: TmoneyReally
Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins
Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: TED-Ed
Beban@002
Beban@002
Published: 2009/05/09
Channel: Nikola Marinovic
New Palapa Official DERITA DI BALIK TAWA Gerry Mahesa
New Palapa Official DERITA DI BALIK TAWA Gerry Mahesa
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: new palapa official
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BED SLEDDING BEHIND A CAR + Unlimited POPCORN Life Hack w/ Nerf Gun (FUNnel Vision Donate Vlog/Skit)
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: FUNnel Vision
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Gary Beban
No. 16
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-08-05) August 5, 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 0–0
Yards: 0
QB Rating: 39.6
Player stats at NFL.com

Gary Joseph Beban (born August 5, 1946) is a former American football player. Beban won the Heisman Trophy,[1] and the Maxwell Award in 1967 while playing quarterback at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He played professional football for two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Washington Redskins. Beban was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Early life[edit]

The son of an Italian-born mother and a first-generation Croatian-American father,[2] Beban graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

College career[edit]

Beban, known as "The Great One", excelled in both academics and athletics, majoring in European history while quarterbacking the Bruins across three straight winning seasons. As UCLA quarterback, he was named to the all-conference team three times, and led the Bruins to a 24–5–2 record. His school record for total offense lasted for 15 years. As a sophomore, he threw two touchdown passes in the last four minutes to rally the Bruins over crosstown arch-rival, USC, 20–16.[3][4] In the 1966 Rose Bowl, Beban scored both UCLA's touchdowns in the Bruins' 14–12 victory over No. 1 ranked Michigan State.[5][6][7]

In his senior year, Beban played in the 1967 USC vs. UCLA football game, widely regarded as one of the best college football games of all time. The game pitted No. 4 AP (No. 2 UPI) ranked USC, and their Heisman Trophy candidate running back O. J. Simpson, against the No. 1 ranked Bruins and Beban—also a Heisman Trophy candidate—with both the AAWU and national championships on the line. Badly injured with torn rib cartilage and in great pain, he still threw for over 300 yards and two touchdown passes to lead the Bruins in scoring. Although USC eventually won the game 21–20 on a blocked PAT, and went on to the Rose Bowl, Beban would go on to win the Heisman Trophy. Both Beban and Simpson were featured on the cover of the November 20 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.[8][9] Commenting on Beban's heroic effort playing through injury, famed L.A. Times columnist Jim Murray wrote that if "Gary Beban wins the Heisman Trophy, they ought to fill it with aspirin"[10]

In addition to winning the Heisman, Beban was unanimously named to the All-America Team,[11] won the Maxwell Award, and was awarded the Washington Touchdown Club Trophy and the W. J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. He was also named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and received the Dolly Cohen award, given to the player best combining academic and football achievement.

UCLA became the first school to have a player of the year winner in both basketball and football in the same year, with Beban winning the Heisman Trophy and Lew Alcindor winning the U.S. Basketball Writers Association player of the year award in 1968. For one week in November 1967, UCLA had the No. 1 ranked football and men's basketball teams, with the chance of landing national championships in both sports (Florida actually collected both crowns in 2006). UCLA did ultimately garner the 1968 basketball championship.

Beban was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1991. He is a charter member of the UCLA Hall of Fame, and his uniform number 16 has been retired. Although the UCLA football program has turned out a few successful professional players through the years, Beban remains the only Bruin to win the Heisman.

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from UCLA, Beban was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round (30th overall) of the 1968 NFL draft.[12] His draft rights were traded to the Washington Redskins on June 14, 1968, after failing to agree to terms on a contract with the Rams, in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 1969 (the Rams used the pick, 10th overall, to select split end Jim Seymour).[13] Beban signed a reported three-year contract worth $200,000 three days later.[14] He played for the Redskins in 1968 and 1969. But, sitting behind veteran quarterback and future NFL Hall-of-Famer Sonny Jurgensen, Beban was not given much game time, and the professional stardom portended by his college career was not forthcoming. After being released from the Redskins on September 8, 1970,[15] Beban signed with the Denver Broncos following the 1970 season.[16] However, he was placed on waivers on August 5, 1971, and retired from professional football immediately.[17]

Later life[edit]

In 1971, Beban joined the Los Angeles office of CB Richard Ellis, a global real estate services company.[18] Beginning in 1975, he worked to establish offices in the Chicago area. He was named president and general manager of the company in 1985, and in 1998 became senior executive managing director of the company's Global Corporate Services unit. For several years in the 1970s, he also provided unique color commentary for UCLA football telecasts.

In 2009, UCLA scheduled a special "Throwback Jersey" day in honor of Heisman Trophy Winner Gary Beban for the UCLA-Washington homecoming game at the Rose Bowl, where the team dressed in the powder-blue and white shoulder-stripe jerseys with pure gold helmets (without decals) of UCLA's 1965–66–67 seasons, uniforms first devised by the coach Red Sanders for his teams of the 1950s, including the 1954 National Championship team. Fans were able to purchase Beban's number 16 jersey to wear en masse that day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prugh, Jeff (November 29, 1967). "Gary Beban Wins Heisman Trophy". Los Angeles Times. It all began on an asphalt playground in San Francisco and it culminated Tuesday afternoon when UCLA's Gary Beban was voted winner of the 1967 Heisman Trophy, which is awarded annually by New York's Downtown Athletic Club to the nation's most outstanding college football player. 
  2. ^ Croatian Chronicle Network 35 Pacific Northwest Croatian Athletes
  3. ^ UCLA Athletics: 1964-1965 UCLA.edu
  4. ^ L.A.'s greatest moments 100 greatest #35 1965: Bruin sophomore Gary Beban heaves fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Dick Witcher and Kurt Altenberg to stun USC and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett, 20-16.
  5. ^ Wolf, Al (January 2, 1966). "Bruin Crowd Brimming With Joy...It's 'Everybody's Win'". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ Sharkey, Larry; Olender, Ben; Kennedy, Joe (January 2, 1966). "Bruins Perform Surgery on Spartans' Line". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ "Bruins Won It Easily". Los Angeles Times. January 2, 1966. 
  8. ^ USC VS. UCLA: SHOWDOWN IN L.A. - Sports Illustrated November 20, 1967 (Cover)
  9. ^ Article:The Great One Confronts O.J. Sports Illustrated, November 20, 1967, Volume 27, Issue 21
  10. ^ Murray, Jim (November 28, 1967). "The REAL Gary Beban". Los Angeles Times. 
  11. ^ 1975 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletic News Bureau, 1975
  12. ^ Kale, Gary (January 29, 1968). "Rams Get Gary Beban". Times-News. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  13. ^ "Redskins Buy Rights To Beban From Rams". Toledo Blade. June 14, 1968. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  14. ^ "Gary Beban Signs Redskins' Contract". The Pittsburgh Press. June 18, 1968. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  15. ^ "Gary Beban cut from Redskin roster". The Bulletin. September 9, 1970. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  16. ^ "Beban on Hand, Too". Spokane Daily Chronicle. April 6, 1971. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  17. ^ "Broncos Cut Gary Beban; He's Done". The Spokesman-Review. August 6, 1971. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  18. ^ Myers, Bob (November 4, 1971). "No Football for Beban; He Succeeds in Business". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 

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