Notable Alumni Athletes

Many great athletes have played sports at San Jose High School and some of the more notable ones are the following:

Fernando Balderas c/o 1980:  CCS Region III Cross Country; Individual Champion 1979

Jim Cadile c/o 1958:  Played for the Chicago Bears

Cass Jackson c/o 1960:  All American Football SJ City; SJSU Football Hall of Fame

Pete Kmetovic c/o 1938:  Played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions

Cung Le c/o 1990:  1990 158 lb. California JC Wrestling champion;  2001 International Kickboxing Pro Light

Heavyweight Sanda World Title; 2008 Strikeforce Middleweight champion

Marvin Mecklenburg c/o 1957:  Played in the Minnesota Twins minor league organization

Heather Moles c/o 1992: All American high school field hockey goalie; All American field hockey goalie at Duke University

Hal Rhyne c/o 1920:  Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago White Sox

Jesus Perez c/o 1981:  CCS Soccer (1981) Player of the year

Jack Pierce c/o 1968:  Played for the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers

Set the Mexican League record of 54 home runs that still stands

Jacque Robinson c/o 1981: 1982 Rose Bowl MVP as a freshman 1985 Orange Bowl MVP; Played for the Philadelphia Eagles

Chuck Taylor c/o 1938:  All American guard at Stanford; Played for the Miami Seahawks

Vern Wilson c/o 1950:  1956 Olympian high jumper at the Melbourne, Australia games