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Grayson , Bobby
Bobby Grayson was a student at Jefferson High School where he was state 100-yard dash champion in 1931 at 10.1 seconds, and again in 1932 in 9.9 seconds with a career best of 9.8 seconds. Grayson also won the 220-yard low hurdles state championship twice, in 1931 he won in 26.6 seconds, and again in 1931 in 25.5 seconds. Grayson was equally outstanding as a football player at Jefferson where he was a four year letterman playing fullback and defense while leading Jefferson to the 1931 City title and allowed no scores by opponents. After high school Grayson played college football for the legendary coach Glenn "Pop" Warner of Stanford. He was a versatile star at fullback in Pop Warners's double wing offense in which the fullback handled the ball a great deal as a triple threat. Grayson was an All-American in 1934 and 1935 and led Stanford to three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances in 1933, 1934 and 1935. In the 1935 rose bowl he set a rushing record with 152 yards. He also led Stanford to the Pacific Coast Conference title in 1934 and the co-title in 1933 and 1935. In a game against the University of Washington he intercepted four passes and returned two for touchdowns. He finished his career with a school record 1,547 yards rushing on 405 carries. The record lasted for twenty years. In the first NFL draft of 1936 he was the first pick of the Pittsburg Pirates (now Steelers) 21st overall, but decided to go to law school instead of playing in the NFL. Grayson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980, and the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 1981.