: Dude -
: Here's what I found from looking at old
: programs. It's obvious that roles and
: positions were different in those days than
: they are in today's game.
: 1931 - The only program I have from this
: season is for an away game at Nevada.
: Positions are only listed for the starters,
: and Moore (no first name given) is shown as
: the starting QB.
Unfortunately, two players with the last name of Moore lettered in 1931. "Robert" Moore (who also lettered in 1930) and "Roger" Moore (who lettered in 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932). At this point, I can't determine which of these individuals was the QB in question.
: 1932 - No program available.
Three of the names you provided from 1933 also lettered in 1932 (Dee Shetanian, Fred Bennett, and Howard Wulfing).
: 1933 - I have two programs from this season
: - SF State (home) and Cal Aggies (home).
: Howard Wulfing is shown as the starting QB
: for the SF State game and George MacLachlan
: is listed as the starting QB for the Cal
: Aggies game. However, Wulfing is listed on
: the roster as a fullback. Three others
: variously listed as QBs or halfbacks
: depending on where you look are Francis
: Pura, "Dee" Shehtanian and Fred
: Bennett. Wulfing, Shehtanian and Bennett are
: all shown as having won one letter in
: previous seasons, while MacLachlan and Pura
: had not lettered.
Both MacLachlan and Pure ended up lettering in 1933.
: 1934 - I have three programs from this
: season - Santa Barbara AC (home), Cal Aggies
: (away) and Nevada (away). Dave Barr is
: listed as the starting QB for the Santa
: Barbara AC and Nevada games, although he's
: listed on the roster as a fullback. Dee
: Shehtanian and Norman Sanders are shown on
: the roster as QBs, while Francis Pura is
: shown in different places as either a QB or
: a halfback and Gil Bishop is shown as either
: a QB or an end. Rinaldo Wren is listed as
: the starting QB for the Cal Aggies game, but
: is listed on the roster as a halfback.
Dave Barr lettered in 1933 and 1934.
Norman Sanders lettered in 1935, 1936, and 1937.
Gilbert Bishop lettered in 1934 and 1935.
Ronaldo Wren lettered in 1930, 1931, 1933, and 1934, making him the earliest know QB, unless the afore mention Roger Moore played QB (since he lettered in 1929).
: 1935 - I only have one program from this
: season - Willamette (away). Sanders (no
: first name given) is listed as the starting
: QB, with Carpenter shown as the only other
: QB on the roster.
The Sanders mentioned in the program is Norm Sanders (lettered in 1935, 1936, and 1937).
Carpenter, is Lester Carpenter (lettered in 1934, 1935, and 1936).
: 1942 - I have two programs for this season -
: Whittier (away) and USF (away). Bill Perry
: is listed as the starting QB for both games
: although he's listed on the roster as a
: halfback. Vern Cartwright is shown on the
: roster as a backup QB for the Whittier game,
: while he, Hal Bianchi and Dick Shove are
: listed as backup QBs for the USF game.
: Shove was listed as a halfback on the roster
: for the Whittier game while Bianchi wasn't
: listed at all.
William Perry lettered in 1942, then reappeared after the war, lettering in 1946 and 1947.
Vern Cartwright and Dick Shove only lettered in 1942.
Bianci is not listed as having lettered at all.
: As interesting sidelights, here are quotes
: concerning the SJSU team taken from the two
: 1942 game-day programs:
: Whittier game: "...only six lettermen
: and six other experienced veterans were back
: to form the nucleus of a team comprised of
: some 50 freshmen and a few junior college
: USF game: "Even Bill Perry, 195-pound
: sophomore quarterback, is a scoring threat,
: and at present tops the San Jose squad in
: total points. Rivaling Keith Birlem, star
: quarterback of the 1938 team, as a blocker,
: Perry has tossed aside the solo blocking
: role of former Spartan signal-callers to
: become another threat in the
: backfield." I think this explains why
: Rat found that our leading passers during
: the 1930's were different than the people
: listed as the QB's - the role of the QB was
: entirely different prior to WWII than it is
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: Looking for QB names from these years...
: I can cross reference the names with the
: list of letter winners in the media guide.
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