BAGARUS, STEPHEN

STEPHEN BAGARUS  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 13, 1988 in South Bend, IN (Posthumously)

Date of Birth:  June 19, 1919 in South Bend

High School:  South Bend Washington          Graduated:  1938

High School Honors:  Unanimously selected to South Bend's first All-City High School Football Team by South Bend News Times and to UPI state 3rd Team 1937; also a starting forward on basketball team; awarded a basketball scholarship to Notre Dame.

College Attended:  University of Notre Dame 1938-1940 

College Honors:  While at ND, most celebrated achievement was intercepting an Army pass in 1940, running it back for a 7-0 win in Yankee Stadium.

Drafted during WW II and served two years in the Army.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played for San Diego Bombers of Pacific Coast Pro Football League 1943; played with Washington Redskins 1944-1946; signed with Los Angeles Rams 1947.

Professional Athletic Honors:  Played in many charity games; played in East-West Shrine Game, the Gold Cup Game, Hearst Disabled Vets Game, and LA Times Benefit Game; named to NFL's All-Pro team 1945.

Special Recognition:  After football, hosted his own restaurant in Washington, DC; was a sports commentator; played pro basketball for the Baltimore Bullets.

Family:  Wife, Ann; four children

Mr. Bagarus passed away October 15, 1981.

Bagarus, Stephen