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Paul Brothers

Paul Brothers  - Football

Paul Brothers is one of the state’s most decorated citizens athletically having won a high school state title as a player, led Oregon State to the Rose Bowl, played professionally and then coached a team to a prep state title.

Brothers grew up in Roseburg and led the Indians to the state football title in 1961. Upon moving to Oregon State, he quarterbacked the football team from 1964-66, taking over as a sophomore following a season-opening loss to Northwestern. He guided the team to eight wins in its next nine games and a spot in the Rose Bowl, where the Beavers lost to Michigan to finish 8-3.

Following a 5-5 season and 7-3 season, Brothers was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, but played professionally in the Canadian Football League with British Columbia and Ottawa for three seasons.

Brothers coached prep sports in Eugene at both Marist High and Willamette, which won the state girls basketball title in 2007 and ’09.

He was inducted to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.