PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!



As a defensive back at Oregon, Clark was the first freshman in school history to start and the first freshman in Pac-8(now Pac-12) history to be named Defensive Player of the Week against Stanford in 1972.


During his career at Oregon from 1972-1975, Clark played well and was an honorable mention All-American in 1976. He was the outstanding performer in the Senior Bowl and that propelled him into the NFL draft as a top prospect.


​With the 18th pick in the first round of the 1976 draft, Mario Clark was taken by the Buffalo Bills. Only the second defensive back chosen in that draft. From '76-1983, Clark wore #29 for the Bills and was named to the All-Rookie team. He played in 113 out of 115 games and had 25 interceptions resulting in 438 return yards.


In his final season in the NFL, Clark signed with the San Francisco 49ers, where he played in 11 games and helped them when a Super Bowl title. His championship ending was fitting, being that he and his family are literally Pasadena royalty. 


​Mario Clark is the only Pasadena High School football player inducted into the PASHOF at this time.


Honors​​

1971

All-Pacific League

All-CIF

1972

1st Freshman to Start at U of Oregon

1st Freshman Named Pac-8 Player of the Week

1984

Super Bowl Champion

In 1971, Mario Clark was a 1st Team All-Pacific League and All-CIF Defensive back and wide-receiver for Pasadena High School​​. Coming from the oldest African-American family (Prince family, 1886) in Pasadena, Mario was meant to represent his city.


After staring in high school, Clark received a scholarship from the University of Oregon where he would  excel.

PASHOF INDUCTEE

Mario Clark

Mario Clark

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame

THE PRIDE OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA


THE JACKIE ROBINSON STATUTE


 DEDICATED  ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017 IN FRONT OF THE ROSE BOWL


GO VISIT!


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, April 5, 2018




It's that time of year again! 


More kids from the hometown of sports icons such as Jackie Robinson and the Rose Bowl, who have made significant contributions in Athletics will have their sports legacy preserved in the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. 


The Pasadena Sport Hall of Fame 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees also includes individuals and organizations that have sponsored and/or supported youth sports and recreation in Pasadena, California.


The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees compliment the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame’s alumni composed of other kids (and organizations) from Pasadena, California who went on to become champions in CIF-SS, NCAA, NFL (10 Super Bowl Champions), MLB, NBA and the Olympics.  Name it and someone from Pasadena has done it!

 
The 2017 – 2018 Class of Inductees will be welcomed into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club located in Pasadena , California.  Purchase a ticket by clicking the donate button below and make a donation of $65.00 for an individual ticket or $55.00 per couple.



        

For more information contact:


Shawn M. Millner

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.:

at: smmillner@aol.com.


Go, Pasadena!