Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Jon "Jaguar Jon" Arnett

Jon "Jaguar Jon" Arnett


  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Southern California
  • High School: Los Angeles, CA (Manual Arts HS)
  • Years: 1954-1956
  • Inducted: 2001
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth: Apr 30, 1935
  • Jersey Number: 26
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 197

Member Biography

Jon Arnett did everything. In 1954 he led the Southern California team in rushing, scoring, pass interceptions, punting, and place kicks. In 1955 he again was tops in most categories. He scored 108 points-15 touchdowns and 18 extra points. In 1956 he averaged 6.3 yards per rush. His career stats showed an average of 24.4 yards on kickoff returns, 15.6 on punt returns. He made All- Pacific 8 Conference in 1955-56 and All-America in 1955. He won the Voit Trophy as best player on the Pacific Coast in 1955-56. Arnett was on the track team. In 1954 he placed second in the long jump at the NCAA meet, helping USC win the team title. In his playing days Arnett was listed at 5-11 in height, 197 in weight. He played pro with the Los Angles Rams 1957-63 and Chicago Bears 1964-66. He followed that with 32 years as a real estate developer and stockbroker. Arnett was born April 30, 1934, in Los Angeles. He attended Manual Arts High School.