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Baker , Terry
Terry Baker was born in Pine River, Minnesota and attended high school at Portland's legendary Jefferson High School where he was a star multi-sport athlete. While at Jefferson he was an All-American and All-State performer in football and basketball. Playing halback and quarterback he helped lead undefeated Jefferson to state football championships in 1957 and 1958. The 1957 team was voted co-national high school football champions and the 1958 team won the national title outright. He also pitched for the 1959 baseball team that won another state title. After high school he attended Oregon State University on a basketball scholarship and also began an outstanding career in football his junior year. In basketball he helped lead Oregon State to the NCAA Tournament in 1961/62 and 1962/63. He was a dominant college football player at the quarterback position compiling 4,980 total career yards rushing and passing. In 1962, he was a consensus All-American in football along with winning the coveted Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Trophy and the W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy while leading the nation in total offense with 2,276 yards his senior season of football.
In 1963, he was drafted number one overall by the Los Angeles Rams, and in 1967 he played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canandian Football League. A partial list of his awards include:
1980- Oregon Sports Hall of Fame
1982- Portland Interscholastic Hall of Fame
1982- College Football Hall of Fame
1988- Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame
1991- GTE Academic All-American Hall of Fame