Hal Bedsole

Harold Jay "Hal" Bedsole (December 21, 1941 – December 22, 2017) was an American football player. He played as a tight end and end early in his career during the single platoon days.

Hal Bedsole
No. 19
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:(1941-12-21)December 21, 1941
Chicago, Illinois
Died:December 22, 2017(2017-12-22) (aged 76)
Career information
High school:Los Angeles (CA) Reseda
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19
AFL draft:1964 / Round: 8 / Pick: 58
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

High school careerEdit

Bedsole prepped at Reseda High School, graduated in 1959.

College careerEdit

Bedsole played college football for the University of Southern California (USC). He helped lead the USC Trojans to a national championship in 1962 under coach John McKay. Bedsole was a two-time First Team All AAWU Conference (now known as the Pac-12 Conference) selection and the first Trojan to have 200 receiving yards in a single game. He was inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.[1] He transferred to USC from Pierce College.

Professional careerEdit

Bedsole played for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) between 1964 and 1966. After his football career ended, due to knee injuries he worked in sales and marketing at KNX-FM, a ground breaking soft rock radio station in Los Angeles.[2]


  1. ^ "USC's Hal Bedsole Named To College Football Hall Of Fame," Official Site of USC Trojan Athletics, May 15, 2012. [retrieved November 2, 2014]
  2. ^ "2001 Inductees For USC Athletic Hall of Fame Announced". usctrojans.com. October 28, 2000. Retrieved January 6, 2018.

External linksEdit