Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jackie Robinson UCLA Highlights to Make You Feel Like You've Never Accomplished Anything

Before Jackie Robinson was a blue "42" in every major league stadium he was a civil rights icon. Before that he was a Major League MVP, All Star, Rookie of the Year and World Series champion. Before that he was an officer in the U.S. Army who got court martialed for refusing to move to the back of an Army bus. But before all that Robinson was one of the greatest athletes in UCLA history.

Robinson transferred to UCLA in 1939 and became the first Bruin ever to letter in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. He won the 1940 NCAA long jump championship and left college to play professional football, always referring to baseball as his "worst sport" while in Westwood.

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day USC released this video of Robinson juking Trojans out of their jockstraps in this famous 1939 0-0 tie between the undefeated rivals:

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