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Bordenave, Don

Don Bordenave '52
  • Sport: Football
  • Years Attended: 1948-1952
  • Orange Bowl Champion 1950
  • Assistant coach for entire Pat Malley era
  • Bellarmine Hall of Fame
  • Inducted in SCU Hall of Fame in 1977

Don Bordenave attended Santa Clara University from 1948-1952. He played guard for the legendary Len Casanova. A highlight of Bordenave’s Bronco football days was his team’s Orange Bowl Championship in 1950. Santa Clara beat Bear Bryant’s heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats 21-13 following a 7-2-1 season. A standout athlete even before Santa Clara, Bordenave was an All-Nor Cal selection in ‘47 and inducted into the Bellarmine College Preparatory Hall of Fame in 2016. After graduation, Bordenave spent over 25 years as a volunteer assistant coach for Pat Malley. 

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