Tarr , Jerry
Gerald L. "Jerry" Tarr was a standout two-sport athlete at the University of Oregon participating in football and track. In 1960, he set an American record in the 120-yard high hurdles with a time of 13.3 sec., and in 1962 along with Mike Gaechter, Mel Renfro and Harry Jerome set a world record in the 440-yard relay. Also in 1962 he won the AAU/TAC Championships in the 120-yard high hurdles with a time of 13.4 sec., and the low hurdles with a time of 22.6 sec. In 1962 and 1962 he was NCAA champion in the 120 high hurdles with times of 13.9 and 13.5 respectively. Also, in 1962 he was the NCAA champion in the 440-yard hurdles in 50.3 sec. to go along with his number one world rankings in both the high and low hurdles. After college, in 1962, he played for the Denver Broncos of the American Football League. Tarr has been inducted into the University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.