UW Mourns Aguirre's Passing
Former University of Washington football player Ricardo "Dick" Aguirre passed away recently after an illness. The San Ysidro, Calif. native lettered during the highly-successful 1959 and 1960 seasons that saw the Huskies record back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances and earn the 1960 Helms Foundation national title. He attended the 2007 reunion and recognition of the 1960 team in Husky Stadium.
He went on to become an important Seattle community activist in Latino issues and recalled his experience as a Husky football player frequently, citing the teamwork and principles of being a teammate under UW head coach Jim Owens.
For more on the life of Ricardo Aguirre, the Seattle Times wrote an interesting obituary.
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