May 20, 2024

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University High football’s 50th anniversary defensive and offensive teams selected

Universiy assistant coach Dick Roche works with players during the summer. (Photo courtesy Harrison Zhang, For OC Sports Zone)

University High’s long-time assistant football coach Dick Roche released the 50th anniversary football teams on Tuesday.

Both he and former coach Mark Cunningham came up with the teams to commemorate the program’s 50th anniversary.

DEFENSE

LINEMEN

Matt Bonner 1973

Larry Commerford 1981

Cheol Kim 1991

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Ron Nichols 1974

Steve English 1977

Sepehr Sharifi 1994

Steve McKee 1994

LINEBACKERS

David Scroggins 1975

Scott Tompkins 1986

Brian Garbutt 1991

Bao Nguyen 1991

Fred Roberts 1995

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Eric Springer 1976

Brad Guess 1981

John Oakson 1986

Jerry Gandara 1986

Jim Roberson 1988

Victor Davis 1989

David Mayeda 1990

Donnell Dowdy 1991

Eric Wei 1994

Jo Jo Galvez 2007

Omar Cook 2008

Darrius Outland 2016

Jalen Robertson 2016

DEFENSIVE UTILITY PLAYERS

Jason Gentile 1983

Colin Cavanaugh 1999

RETURNER (KO/PUNTS)

Craig Belle 1986

KICKER

Lewis Feinstein 2007

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Jeff Bailey 1987

Damien Defeo 1997

Pat Josten 1999

Jay Nichols 2000

Nick Gerakos 2002

Neil Boudreau 2015

RUNNING BACKS

Jimmy Green 1974

Ron Dykes 1975

Greg Benjamin 1984

Gary Smarr 1988

Jerry Apana 1991

Scott Pickett 2001

WIDE RECEIVERS

Sean Graham 1975

Craig Alton 1986

Jamie Polidore 1993

Bryant Geary 1995

Chet Johnson 1998

Bronson Taylor 2008

Tyler Stanek 2011

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Tim Allison 1975

Mark Bures 1986

Shahriar Pourdanesh 1987

Tim Warady 1987

Brian Riggs 1991

Ese Roberts 1995

Ryan Pauha 2000

Chad Smith 2003

Babak Ghadaksaz 2015

TIGHT ENDS

Brad Arnold 1984

Justin Isaacs 1996

Kevin Conlin 2000

OFFENSIVE UTILITY PLAYER

Parker Thompson 2007

PUNTER

Nathan Morreale 1991

COACHES

Jerry Redman (1970-1974)

Mark Cunningham (1986-2017)

RELATED: How the 50th anniversary team was compiled

-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com