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Catalog Number 2009.030.167
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Vern Sterling of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997. Plaque includes image of Sterling and a brief biography"Vern Sterling was one of the finest all-around football players ever produced in San Mateo County. As a prep at Sequoia High in Redwood City, he was a two-way lineman who could dominate a game all by himself. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II, he returned to the Peninsula and attended Menlo College. He transferred to nearby Santa Clara University where he captained a Bronco outfit that upset Bear Bryant's Kentucky team in the 1949 Orange Bowl."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Vern Sterling Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 22, 1997
Inscription Text "Handcrafted / with pride by / Alpine Awards, Inc. / 6 locations to better serve you! / Sunnyvale..." (medium rectangular black and gold sticker, back center)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Menlo Park
Menlo College
Sequioa High School
Santa Clara University
Orange Bowl
Sterling, Vern
Subjects Sports
Football players
World War II
Marines (Military personnel)
People Sterling, Vern