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UCLA Sports Hall of Fame Will Induct 8 New Members

May 08, 1986

Eight new members will be inducted into the UCLA sports Hall of Fame Saturday at a dinner in the James E. West Center on campus at 7 p.m.

The Hall of Fame, in its third year, has 31 members, 25 of whom were named in the first year. It is housed in the J.D. Morgan Center on campus.

The 1986 inductees:

--Don Paul, a four-year varsity letterman and three-year captain on the football team. A linebacker and center, his college career was split by a stint in the Navy during World War II. He was later a linebacker with the Rams.

--Jerry Norman, one of the leading forwards and scorers on the early John Wooden basketball teams. Shortly after graduation in 1952, he returned to UCLA and compiled a 94-22 record in six seasons as the freshman coach.

--Willie Naulls, basketball All-American and team captain in the mid-1950s. He later played in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.

--Keith Erickson, an outstanding all-around athlete who played baseball, basketball and volleyball for the Bruins. In 1964, he played on the U.S. Olympic volleyball team and was the starting forward on UCLA's first NCAA championship basketball team. Later, he played in the NBA, and is currently an announcer with the Lakers.

--Kermit Alexander, the first football player in school history to score four touchdowns in a game. He went on to an 11-year career in the NFL with the Rams and San Francisco 49ers. He was also a track star while at UCLA, winning the 1962 NCAA title in the triple jump.

--Burr Baldwin, an offensive and defensive end and the Bruins' first consensus All-American in 1946. He played in Rose Bowl games in 1943 and 1947, World War II having interrupted his schooling, and in 1946 was a starter on the first team to go undefeated and untied--10-0--through the regular season.

--Mike Frankovich, a successful movie producer, was a three-year letterman in the 1930s in football and baseball. More than 50 years later, he still holds school records for the longest touchdown pass play, 93 yards, and the longest drop-kick field goal, 27 yards.

--Jimmy LuValle, who won an NCAA track title in the 440-yard dash in 1935. In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the 400.

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