1974 PCC Football Team
1974 PCC Football Team
Induction Year: 2023

As of 2023, the 1974 Lancers football team is the last undefeated gridiron squad in the history of the college at 10-0-1. PCC went a perfect 10-0 in the regular season in earning the JC Grid-Wire national title.

Directed by PCC Hall of Fame coach Myron Tarkanian, the Lancers defeated El Camino, 28-13, to complete an undefeated run to the Metropolitan Conference championship. Highlighted by the play of All-American 2nd Team linebacker Joe Smith, the team's defense was a beast as it shut out three opponents and limited them to an average of just 11.4 points per game.

Offensively, the team was led by PCC Hall of Famers in All-American lineman Ned Vessey and conference MVP/HOF quarterback Jim Lejay. Punter Ken Crockett and defensive lineman Malon McCoy also were key performers.

Nineteen players earned 4-year university scholarships. Unfortunately for the Lancers, the team's 14-14 tie v. East Los Angeles in the state playoffs ended their season abruptly as the Huskies advanced on the tie-breaker—most total offensive yards.