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Harvel Pollard played football for Bakersfield College under Coach Frost in 1950 and returned to pay under Coach Homer Beatty in 1955. He played on the first Renegades team to play in Memorial Stadium.
Between his years at BC, Mr Pollard served overseas in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He went on to play for San Jose State where he made the Academic Honor Role and was twice names to the All-American Academic Football Team for all colleges and Universities. He earned both a BA and MA and returned to Bakersfield where he was a football and baseball coach for South and Foothill Highs for six years. In 1964, Harvel Pollard led the Foothill team to the South Yosemite League Co-Championship.
Mr. Pollard served as the defensive back coach for the BC Renegades for 27 years and is the proud patriarch of a family of BC Renegades
He has a daughter and 2 sons who attended BC. His 2 sons were both athletes
He has 2 grandsons who were BC athletes