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1881 – College Football Hall of Fame Class of 1971 member Bill Warner was born. Warner played guard for Cornell (1899-1902). He was the brother of legendary Hall of Fame coach Glenn “Pop” Warner.
1967 – Former San Diego and San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher was born. Caragher played quarterback at UCLA (1986-1989) including the final two seasons as a backup behind legendary Bruin and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman. He eventually entered the coaching profession after college earning his first head coach possession at San Diego as the successor to current Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. He led the Toreros for six seasons (2007-2012) before taking over as the head coach at San Jose State for four seasons (2013-2016).
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