Edwin "Babe" Horrell was one of the great early football players of the Western region and excelled as a 5-sport athlete for PHS. He was an All-Southern California prep center for three straight seasons. In 1924 as a member of the University of California, he was chosen as just as just the second Walter Camp All-American ever from the Pacific Coast. Horrell later became head coach at UCLA, directing the Bruins to their first conference title in 1942. He coached fellow PCC Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson in 1939. Horrell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969 as a player. Babe was the end of a legacy of five Horrell brothers that played at PHS from 1905-1921 and the family was honored when Pasadena City College named its former football stadium after them--Horrell Field. Every year, a Horrell Scholarship is awarded to a PCC sophomore football player for outstanding achievement and sportsmanship.
*--Horrell attended Pasadena High only when the campus was part of then Pasadena Junior College.