Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Terry Baker

Terry Baker


  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Oregon State
  • High School: Portland, OR (Jefferson HS)
  • Years: 1960-1962
  • Inducted: 1982
  • Place of Birth: Pine River, MN
  • Date of Birth: May 05, 1941
  • Jersey Number: 11
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 191

Member Biography

Terry Baker holds the distinction of being the only athlete to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year Award in the same year. He did this with Oregon State in 1962, and he also received a Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation. Baker won 14 Player of the Year Awards in addition to being named to 12 All-America teams. In his last game as a collegian, Baker won the Liberty Bowl's Most Valuable Player Award as his 99 yard run was the only score in a 6-0 win over Villanova. A three-year starter on the Beaver basketball team , he led OSU to a 1963 Final Four appearance. After graduation the Los Angeles Rams made Baker the first player selected in the collegiate draft. He played three seasons for the Rams and one season in the Canadian Football League.