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Canelo, James

James Canelo '50
  • Sport: Football
  • Years Attended: 1946-1950
  • Orange Bowl 1950
  • 2nd Lt. Marine Corp
  • Inducted in 1983

A native of San Francisco, Canelo was a standout athlete on the football field for Santa Clara. He played Bronco ball for four seasons, and was in the founding class of “Block SC”. A highlight of his footballer days at SCU was his team’s Orange Bowl Championship in 1950. The Broncos beat the Kentucky Wildcats 21-13 following a 7-2-1 season. After his collegiate athletic career, Canelo served in the Korean War with the Marine Corp.

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