2012 Class of 1980-89 Boy’s Nominations

ECHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS (Boys)

1980’S

 1980

Todd Spencer – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Football – 1977, 1978, 1979

  • All-RBAL – 1978, 1979
  • Team MVP Back – 1978, 1978
  • League Co-Champs – 1978, First championship  in the history of the school
  • 1,555 yds, 16 TD’s – 1978 (School Record for Yards), 3 Year Total – 3,785 yds.
  • All Northern Calif. – 1978, Running Back
  • Parade All-American – 1978
  • Richmond Independent-Gazette 70’s Football Team of the Decade – Tailback

Baseball – 1978, 1979, 1980

  • All-RBAL – 1979, 1980; Best Team Player – 1980
  • .408 Average in 1979, .420 in 1980
  • All Northern Calif. – 1980, 1st Base
  • RBAL League Champs – 1978, 1979
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Independent-Gazette Team of the 70’s (1978)
  • NCS North Bay Champs – 1979
  • Football Scholarship – USC (4 years)
  • Two years with the Pittsburg Steelers

 

1980

Paul Bryant

Football – 1979

Baseball – 1979, 1980

  • All RBAL, All Northern Calif. – 1980, Catcher
  • Team MVP – 1980
  • Won the RBAL Triple Crown, .477 avg. 4 HR’s & 18 RBI’s – 1980, Overall Avg. – .379
  • RBAL Champs – 1979
  • NCS North Bay Champs – 1979
  • Independent-Gazette Prep of the Week, Flecto Award – 1980

 

1980

Paul Morehouse

Football – 1978, 1979

  • League Co-Champs – 1978, First Championship in the history of the school
  • Co-Captain, Most Inspirational Player – 1979

Basketball – 1979

Baseball – 1978, 1979, 1980

  • RBAL League Champs – 1978, 1979
  • All RBAL – 1980, Pitcher
  • Co-Captain, Mel Johnson Award – 1980
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Independent-Gazette Team of the 70’s (1978)
  • NCS North Bay Champs – 1979

 

1982

Rod Jones – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Football – 1980, 1981

  • All-RBAL – 1981, Tight End and Defensive End
  • Dream Team – 1981
  • RBAL League Co-Champs – 1980
  • RBAL League Champs – 1981, First outright Football Championship in history of the school

Wrestling – 1981, 1982

  • League Champion, Heavyweight Division – 1982
  • Football Scholarship – University of Washington (4 Years)
  • All Pac-10 Tight End – 1987
  • East-West Shrine Game – 1987
  • Played for Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants & Seattle Seahawks

 

 

1982

Andy Hsu

Football – 1980, 1981

  • All-RBAL, All East Bay Offensive Tackle, 1981
  • All Northern Calif. Offensive Tackle – 1981
  • RBAL League Co-Champs – 1980
  • RBAL League Champs – 1981, First outright Football Championship in history of the school
  • Football Scholarship – Stanford University (4 Years)

 

1982

Tom Purvis

Football – 1980, 1981

  • All RBAL, Dream Team Defensive Back – 1981
  • Second Team All-East Bay Defensive Back – 1981
  • All Northern Calif. Defensive Back – 1981
  • RBAL League Co-Champs – 1980
  • RBAL League Champs – 1981, First outright Football Championship in history of the school
  • Contra Costa College and Football Scholarship – University of the Pacific (UOP)

Track – 1981, 1982

  • 400 Relay Team, 1st Place in NCS – 1982
  • Mile Relay Team, 2nd Place in League, 2nd Place in NCS – 1982

 


 

 

1983

Anthony Robinson – – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Basketball – 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

  • All RBAL – 1981, 1982, 1983
  • All East Bay – 1982, 1983
  • All Northern Calif. – 1982, 1983, Forward
  • RBAL Champs – 1983;  NCS Runner-Up Division 1 – 1983
  • All Gridley Tourney – 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • All Tourney Ed Hopkins – 1981
  • West County Dream Team – 1982, 1983
  • Co-Captain – 1982; Team MVP – 1983

 

1983

Nathan Redditt – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Football – 1980, 1981, 1982

  • RBAL Champs – 1980, 1981, 1982
  • RBAL League Co-Champs – 1980
  • RBAL League Champs – 1981, First outright Football Championship in history of the school
  • All RBAL Running Back – 1981, 1982
  • All East Bay Running Back – 1981, 1982
  • East Bay Player of the Year, Running Back – 1982
  • All Northern Calif. Running Back – 1981, 1982
  • Parade All American Running Back – 1982

Track

 

1983

Terry Brown

Baseball – 1981, 1982, 1983

  • RBAL Champs – 1981, 1982, 1983
  • All RBAL – 1982, 1983; Honorable Mention 1981
  • All East Bay – 1983;  All Northern Calif. – 1983, Outfielder
  • CO-MVP Fresno Tourney – 1983
  • Avg. 407, 6 HR’s, 26 RBI’s; 440 Avg. in League
  • State Team of the Year – 1983
  • NCS & Northern Calif. Champs – 1983
  • Richmond Independent Prep-of –the- Week – 1982
  • Northern California vs. Japan All-Star Series – 1983
  • Baseball Scholarship – USC (4 Years)
  • Signed with Baltimore Orioles – 1987

 


 

 

1984

Steve Walker – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Football – 1982, 1983

  • RBAL Champs – 1982, 1983; NCS Runner-Up – 1983
  • All-RBAL at 3 Positions: Tight End, Linebacker & Kicker – 1983
  • All East Bay 2nd Team Linebacker – 1983
  • All Northern Calif. Linebacker – 1982
  • Team Captain – 1983

Soccer – 1981, 1982 (No Team in 1983 & 1984)

Baseball – 1983, 1984

  • Honorable Mention All-RBAL – 1983, 1984
  • RBAL Champs – 1983, 1984
  • NCS Champs 1983
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Northern California and the State – 1983
  • Received Football Scholarship to Columbia University
  • Played football and graduated from Columbia University

 

 

1984

Steve Pearse – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Baseball – 1982, 1983, 1984

  • RBAL Champs – 1982, 1983, 1984
  • All RBAL – 1982, 1983, 1984, 2nd Baseman
  • 2nd Team All- East Bay 1983, 1984, 2nd Baseman
  • Lifetime Batting Average in League – .400; Overall – .341
  • Mel Johnson Award – 1984
  • NCS Champs – 1983
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Northern California and the State – 1983
  • Heart & Soul of ECHS Greatest Teams (3 years)
  • Baseball Scholarship to Fresno State (4 Years)
  • Third Team All American in 1988
  • Team played in College World Series in 1988
  • Fresno State Hall of Fame – 2001
  • Signed a Professional Contract – 1988

 


 

1984

Antoine Pickett – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Football – 1982, 1983

  • RBAL Champs – 1982, 1983; NCS Runner-Up – 1983
  • All-RBAL, All East Bay Defensive Back – 1983
  • All Northern Calif. Defensive Back – 1983
  • Independent-Gazette Co-Prep of the Week – 1983

Baseball – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

  • RBAL Champs – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • All RBAL – 1984; Honorable Mention – 1982, 1983
  • All East Bay 1983, 1984
  • NCS Champs – 1983
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Northern California and the State – 1983
  • Tribune Prep-of-the-Week – 1983, 1984
  • North-South All-Star Game, Calif. vs. Oklahoma Series – 1984
  • Northern California vs. Japan All-Star Series – 1984
  • Contra Costa College – 1985, 1986; All Conference 1986
  • Drafted five times by five different teams before signing with Kansas City Royals – 1986

 

1984

Brian Nichols – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Basketball – 1982, 1983, 1984

  • Co-Captain – 1983, 1984
  • All Tourney Roseville – 1984
  • RBAL Champs –1983; NCS Runner-Up – 1983
  • Co-Champs – Round Robin, Lost in Playoffs – 1984

Baseball – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

  • RBAL Champs – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • All RBAL – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, Catcher
  • RBAL Co-MVP – 1981, 1983, 1984
  • Team MVP – 1981; Co-Team MVP – 1983, 1984
  • All East Bay – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • All Northern Calif. – 1983, 1984, Catcher
  • State Freshman of the Year – 1981, Catcher
  • All State Underclassman Baseball Team – 1981, 1983
  • Tribune Baseball Player of the Year – 1984
  • NCS Champs – 1983
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Northern California and the State – 1983
  • Independent/Gazette  Prep-of-the-Week, Oakland Tribune Prep-of-the-Week – 1981
  • North-South All-Star Game, Calif. vs. Oklahoma Series – 1984
  • Northern California vs. Japan All-Star Series – 1983, 1984
  • Baseball Scholarship USC (4 Years)
  • Team MVP at USC – 1987
  • All Pac-10 and All American – 1987
  • Signed with Cincinnati Reds – 1988

 

1984

James (Pops) Mitchell – ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012

Football – 1981, 1982, 1983

  • All RBAL Nose Guard – 1981, 1982, 1983
  • RBAL Champs – 1981, 1982, 1983; NCS Runner-Up – 1983
  • All East Bay Nose Guard – 1982, 1983
  • East Bay Player-of –the-Year, Nose Guard & Fullback – 1983
  • All Northern Calif. Nose Guard – 1982, 1983

Baseball – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

  • RBAL Champs – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
  • All RBAL – 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, Pitcher, Outfielder
  • RBAL MVP – 1982; RBAL Co-MVP – 1983, 1984
  • Team MVP – 1982; Co-Team MVP – 1983, 1984
  • All East Bay – 1983, 1984, Pitcher, Outfielder
  • East Bay Player-of-the-Year – 1983
  • All Northern Calif. – 1983, 1984
  • Northern Calif. Player-of-the-Year – 1983
  • All State – 1983, 1984, Utility
  • State Junior Player-of-the-Year – 1984, Utility
  • Tribune Baseball Player of the Year – 1983
  • NCS Champs – 1983
  • #1 Team in the East Bay, Northern California and the State – 1983
  • Richmond Independent Player-of-the-Week – 1982, 1983
  • Oakland Tribune Player-of-the-Week – 1981, 1982
  • North-South All-Star Game MVP – 1984
  • Calif. vs. Oklahoma Series MVP – 1984 (Had 3 HR’s, 10 RBI’s in 1st game of the series)
  • Northern California vs. Japan All-Star Series – 1983, 1984
  • Baseball Scholarship USC
  • Signed with St. Louis Cardinals

“Had the greatest high school career in the history of El Cerrito High School”

 

1985

John Pickett

Football – 1983, 1984

  • RBAL Champs – 1982, 1983; 1984; Runner-Up NCS – 1983
  • ALL RBAL Defensive Back – 1984
  • All East Bay Defensive Back – 1984; All County Defensive Back – 1984

Baseball – 1985, Outfielder

  • All RBAL – 1985

 

1985

Thomas Gary

Football – 1982, 1983, 1984

  • RBAL Champs – 1982, 1983; 1984; Runner-Up NCS – 1983, 1984
  • ALL RBAL Defensive end – 1983
  • ALL RBAL Linebacker – 1984
  • All East Bay 2nd Team Defensive End – 1983
  • All East Bay Linebacker – 1984; All County Linebacker – 1984
  • All Northern Calif. Linebacker – 1984
  • Contra Costa vs. Alameda County All Star Game – 1985

 

1985

Lee Brannon

Football –1983, 1984 (Offensive Tackle, Defensive End)

  • RBAL Champs – 1983; 1984; Runner-Up NCS – 1983, 1984
  • ALL RBAL Offensive Tackle – 1983, 1984

Basketball – 1985

Baseball – 1985

  • Contra Costa College 1985, 1986; All League Tight End
  • Football Scholarship – San Diego State University (1987, 1988) (Started at Tight End & Linebacker)
  • ECHS Male Athlete of the Year – 1985

 

1985

Jesse Lea

Football – 1983, 1984 (Running Back)

  • RBAL Champs – 1983; 1984; Runner-Up NCS – 1983, 1984
  • ALL RBAL 2nd Team, All County – 1984
  • All East Bay & East Bay Player of the Year – 1984
  • Contra Costa vs. Alameda County All Star Game – 1985
  • Football Scholarship – Idaho State University  (4 Years)

Track – 1983, 1984, 1985 (Sprints, Relay Team & Long Jump)

 

1986

Marlon Perry

Football – 1983, 1984, 1985

  • RBAL Champs – 1983; 1984; 1985; Runner-Up NCS – 1983, 1984
  • ALL RBAL Nose Guard – 1984, 1985
  • All East Bay Nose Guard – 1985; All County Nose Guard – 1985
  • All Bay Area 2nd Team Nose Guard – 1985
  • Team Captain – 1985
  • Contra Costa vs. Alameda County All Star Game – 1986

Track – 1985, 1986

 

1987

Brad Brown

Football – 1985, 1986

  • 2nd Team All GBAL Quarterback – 1986

Baseball – 1985, 1986, 1987

  • All GBAL Pitcher – 1986, 1987;  9-3, 2.72 ERA, .330 Avg. – 1987
  • All Marin-Catholic Tourney – 1986
  • West County Athlete of the Week – 1986
  • Baseball Scholarship – University of California (3 Years)

 

1987

Eric Jackson

Football – 1984, 1985, 1986

  • All RBAL Offensive Tackle – 1985
  • All GBAL Offensive Tackle – 1986
  • Team Captain – 1986
  • Contra Costa vs. Alameda County All Star Game – 1987
  • Contra Costa College Defensive Tackle – 1987, 1988
  • All League Contra Costa College Defensive Tackle – 1988

Track

 

1988

Steve Hunt

Football – 1987

Baseball – 1986, 1987, 1988

  • All GBAL – 1987, 1988
  • Team Captain – 1988

 

1989

Josani Goree

Football – 1987, 1988

  • All GBAL – 1987, 1988
  • 2nd Team All East Bay – 1988

Wrestling – 1987, 1988, 1989

 

1989

Sam Bernstine

Football – 1987, 1988

  • All GBAL Defensive Back – 1987
  • All GBAL Both Ways as Running Back & Defensive Back – 1988

Baseball – 1987, 1988, 1989

  • All GBAL – 1988, 1989
  • GBAL League MVP – 1988; Hit over .500 for League & .400 for the Year
  • All East Bay – 1988, Infielder

 

1989

Quentin Youngblood

Basketball – 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

  • All GBAL – 1988; 20.0 ppg
  • All GBAL – 1989; 23.0 ppg Season, 28.0 ppg Playoffs
  • GBAL Playoff Champs – 1989
  • NCS Champs – 1989, #1 Team in the East Bay
  • All Northern Calif. – 1989, Guard

 

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