- Position: Quarterback
- School: Pacific
- High School: Oakdale, CA (Oakdale HS)
- Years: 1946-1949
- Inducted: 1980
- Place of Birth: San Rafael, CA
- Date of Birth: Jan 07, 1930
- Place of Death: Stockton, CA
- Date of Death: Apr 01, 2015
- Jersey Number: 40
- Height: 5-8
- Weight: 166
Member BiographyEddie LeBaron played four years for College of the Pacific (now
University of the Pacific) in Stockton, Calif. He played
one year, 1946, for Amos Alonzo Stagg. This was the last
year as a head coach for 84 year old, Stagg. The team had a
He played three years under Larry Siemering. The Tigers went
9-1, 7-1-2, 11-0 in those years. In the last year, 1949,
the Tigers averaged 52 points per game to opponents' 6.
LeBaron made All-American in 1949. He played quarterback
on offense, safety on defense, and punted.
He was Most Valuable Player in the Shrine East-West game.
In 1950 he quarterbacked the College All-Stars to a 17-7
victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
LeBaron was 5-7 in height, weighed 166, and had 19 games
in which he played the full 60 minutes. In his career he
completed 197 passes for 3,838 yards and 45 touchdowns. He
also ran for 6 touchdowns and scored once on an 82-yard run
after a pass interception. LeBaron served as a Marine
officer in the Korean war and was wounded twice by shrapnel
in his leg and shoulder. He received the Purple Heart, the
Bronze Star, and the Letter of Commendation. He played 11
seasons in the National Football League with Washington 1952-
1953, 1955-1959 and Dallas 1960-1963. In 1954, he played in the
Canadian Football League.
Edward W. LeBaron, Jr. was born Jan. 7 1930, in San Rafael, Cal.
He attended high school in Oakdale, Calif. He was just 16
years old in his first college football season, 1946. He won four
letters in football and one in baseball.
Between seasons in his pro career, LeBaron obtained a law degree.
He practiced law in Nevada 1964-1976. He was general manager of
the Atlanta Falcons 1977-1986. Following that, he resumed