As a star member of the University of California “Thunder Teams” in 1935, 1936 and 1937, Sam Chapman was a star offensive and defensive halfback, He was named to six All-American teams in 1937. He also was a power hitter and swift fielder for the UC baseball team. His professional career began in 1938 as an outfielder with the Philadelphia A’s and continued for 11 seasons. He was voted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984.

Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

Plaque location: University of California, Berkeley