Alex Bravo
Alex Bravo
Sport: Football
Inducted: 1988

Alex "Boom Boom" Bravo was named Most Valuable Player of the undefeated championship football team in 1953 and set many Cal Poly records. He was named to All-California Collegiate Athletic Association and Little All-Coast teams for three consecutive years. He graduated from Cal Poly in June of 1954.

Alex played professional football for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football league in 1956 and gained 500 plus yards as an offensive back. In 1957-58 he played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams as a defensive back. In 1960-61, he played for the original team of the Oakland Raiders making 6 interceptions. From 1962 to 1995 he was teacher and coach at Hawthorne High School. During the 1980s his track & field teams won 7 state championships. He is in the Santa Barbara Athletic Round-Table Hall of Fame for his high school exploits.

He has officiated many high school, junior college and college football games and retired from this occupation in 1996. In 1984, he was selected as a track official for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He lives in the Los Angeles area and has four children and four grandchildren.