Jim LeJay
Jim LeJay
Year: 1973-1974
Sports Played: Football
Induction Year: 2023

The quarterback and leader of the last undefeated PCC football team in 1974, Jim LeJay was a big reason why the Lancers finished 10-0 in the regular season as the Metropolitan Conference champions and the JC Grid-Wire national champions.

LeJay rushed for 1,064 yards in 137 carries and was the Metro Player of the Year. In two seasons as a Lancer, he amassed 3,310 rushing/passing yards as the only PCC player to reach both the school's all-time rushing (#9) and passing lists (#20).

After earning a scholarship to San Jose State and moving positions to wide receiver, he would go on to be a  10th round selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1977 NFL Rookie Draft.

LeJay's character (not mentioned by name) was used in the movie "Invincible," the story of how Vince Papale made the 1976 Philadelphia Eagles as a 30-year-old rookie. LeJay, a free agent, was the final cut by the Eagles in the NFL pre-season that allowed Papale to make the team and become a celebrity.