2004

Joe Kapp
Joe Kapp
Joe Kapp is the only quarterback to lead teams to the Rose Bowl, the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup and the Super Bowl. He was the last quarterback to throw 7 touchdown passes in a single game (vs. the Baltimore Colts in 1969.) He was the leading passer and rusher on the University of California’s 1958 Pacific Coast Conference championship team. He led the 1964 British Columbia Lions to their first Grey Cup title and the ’69 Minnesota Vikings to their first Super Bowl, IV. In 1982, he returned to Cal as the head coach and in his first season was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. It was a year made memorable by “The Play,” the Kapp-improvised last-second five-lateral kickoff return that defeated Stanford in the Big Game.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Plaque location: SFO Gate 88
Eddie LeBaron
Eddie LeBaron
Despite his diminutive stature – 5’7”, 165 pounds – Eddie LeBaron led College (now University) of Pacific to an undefeated season in 1949 and was named Most Valuable Player in the annual Shrine East-West All Star Game in San Francisco. Drafted in the tenth round by the Washington Redskins because of his small size, he soon dazzled the National Football League with his accurate passing and ball-handling wizardry. He led the league in passing in 1958 and enjoyed eleven productive seasons. In 1980, he was the NFL’s Executive of the Year as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Plaque location: SFO Gate 87
Summer Sanders
Summer Sanders
In her two years at Stanford, Summer Sanders won NCAA swimming championships in the six events she entered and was a member of four winning relay teams. She was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year in 1991 and ’92. She set two American and three NCAA records and led Stanford to the 1992 NCAA championship. In the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, she won Gold Medals in the 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter medley relay, a silver in the 200 individual medley and a bronze in the 400 individual medley.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Plaque location: TBD
Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristie Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the most electrifying figure skaters in the modern era. As a junior she competed in both pairs and singles, winning both events (the doubles with Rudi Galindo) at the World Junior Championships in 1988. Concentrating on the singles after that, she won World Championships in 1991 and ’92 and Olympic Gold at Albertville, France in ’92. That same year, she won the first of four World Professional championships. She was a Goodwill Ambassador to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Plaque location: SFO Gate 76B
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