1960 Football Team
Sport: Football
Inducted: 2006

On October 29, 1960, a chartered aircraft carrying the Cal Poly Mustang football team crashed on takeoff at the Toledo, Ohio airport. Sixteen Mustang football players, the team manager and a Mustang Booster were killed in the crash and twenty-two others were injured.

 
On Friday, September 29, 2006, to honor the 46th anniversary of the crash, Cal Poly Athletics proudly inducted the entire 1960 Football Team into the Cal Poly Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction took place as survivors and family members of the crash victims came together for the dedication of the Mustang Memorial Plaza at the entrance of the Alex G. Spanos Stadium, which honors the victims. The following night, September 30, 2006, at the game between Southern Utah and Cal Poly, the football field was dedicated at half time as Mustang Memorial Field as former players, family members and members of the crash victims families stood at mid-field.