|Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
Nicknamed "Barnicle Bill," Bill Busik played side by side with Jackie Robinson in four different sports at Pasadena Junior College in 1937. He distinguished himself as a running back in football and was the team captain on the basketball team. He played second base for the baseball team and was a long jumper in track and field. Busik went on to play football for the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1941 before 98,000 fans at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium, he helped Navy defeat Army, 14-7. He was a Naval Academy graduate and served in World War II during several important battles in the Pacific Theatre. He became a captain and earned a Purple Heart. He served three years as Navy's director of athletics in the 1960s.