Vernon Stivers


A Native of Moscow, an outstanding high school star before entering the University of Idaho. Played varsity football at Idaho in 1922, 23, 24. Was called by many as the outstanding all-time quarterback at Idaho.

Named to All-Pacific Coast team in 1923-24, and in 1924 was selected to Walter Camp's All-American team. He was also named to the All-American team by Liberty Magazine. He was probably. one of the first open-field running quarterbacks. Following football career, he was one of top baseball players in the Northwest, turning down many professional offers to enter coaching.

He coached at Idaho for two years and then was highly successful coaching at Nampa and Benson H.S. in Portland, Ore. Following his coaching career he joined Scott Forsman Publishing Co. and retired in 1969.

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