Date of Birth
University of California, Los Angeles (1973-1975)
A staple on UCLA’s offensive line during his time in Los Angeles, Randy Cross led the Bruins past top-ranked Ohio State in the 1976 Rose Bowl. The victory was one of the largest upsets in Rose Bowl history, denied an OSU national championship and avenged a 41-20 thrashing by the Buckeyes earlier that season. Cross became the Bruin’s starting center midway through his sophomore season. The next two years he was moved to guard where he became a first-team all-conference and a first-team All-America as a senior. In that 1975 season, UCLA shared the conference crown with California. Randy also won UCLA’s George W. Dickerson Award as the team’s most outstanding lineman in 1974 and 1975. Selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1976 draft, Cross played 13 years and won three Super Bowls with the franchise. Missing only eight games in his professional career, he was named to three All-Pro teams and was voted the San Francisco 49ers’ Man of the Year (1985) for his work in the community. Cross became a television analyst and founded a charity golf tournament.
- 1975 All-Conference
- 1975 First Team All-America
Class of 2010