1989 Inductees

A premier Washington State University pass receiver who was named the 1960 Sporting News Rookie of the Year in the National Football League. In an 11-year pro career, he had 356 pass receptions for 5696 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was an All-Pro selection several times.

JIM OWENS – Coach (Football)
One of the University of Washington’s most popular football coaches. His teams won 92 games during his 17 years as head coach. He is best remembered for his Rose Bowl victories. Prior to his coaching career he was an outstanding All-America player at Oklahoma. He also served as UW athletic director.

TORCHY TORRENCE — Administrator

Long identified as one of the prime movers in the development of both pro and amateur athletics in the state, Torchy Torrence was a strong booster of University of Washington athletics. He played a prominent role in the success of Seattle’s Pacific Coast League teams of the 1930s and 1940s.

A former College of Puget Sound baseball star who had a distinguised career as a sportswriter for the Tacoma News Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. He was in charge of the Western Open golf tournament for 10 years. He also served as Commissioner of the AFL pro football league.