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5 CCS Football Athletes Selected to NWAACC Hall of Fame

Dave Browning; Browning was a 1974 and 1975 SFCC football player from Liberty HS in Spangle, Washington. He was coached at SFCC by both Dwight Pool (d) and Bob Everson (d). Browning was selected as the 1975 SFCC football team’s Most Valuable Player as well as being named to the NWAACC All Star squad. He went on to the University of Washington were he became the team captain and led them to a Rose Bowl victory in 1977. Browning was drafted by the NFL in the 2nd round and played 6 seasons with the Oakland Raiders and helped lead them to victory in Super Bowl XV. After 9 seasons of playing professional football, Browning retired from the NFL and returned to his hometown at Mica, Washington, where he manages and operates the family farm. Browning has been inducted into both the CCS and NWAACC Hall of Fame’s.

Dave Komar; Komar was a 1973 and 1974 Spokane Falls CC football player who came to Spokane from Burlington High School in western Washington. He was coached at the Falls by the legendary Dwight Pool (d), a member of the NWAACC Coaches Hall of Fame. Komar was selected for the NWAACC 1st team as an offensive halfback in both his 1973 and 1974 seasons. He was also selected to the NJCAA All American team as a running back in 1973. Komar suffered a knee injury midway through his sophomore year at SFCC that ended his football career. He returned to the Puget Sound area and became a successful sales manager in the logging industry. Komar has been selected for both the CCS and NWAACC Hall of Fame’s for 2012.

Rick Larsen; Larsen was a 1967 and 1968 football player from Wapato High School and was coached at Spokane by Dwight Pool (d). Larsen was selected as a center on the WAACC All Star 1st team in both his 1967 and 1968 seasons. He was also selected to the NJCAA All American team by JC Grid-Wire as a center in 1968. Larsen went on to star in football at Montana State University. He later returned to the Yakima area and developed a successful career in advertising, marketing and graphic design.  Larsen has been selected for both the CCS and NWAACC Hall of Fame’s for 2012.

Art Berry; Berry was a 1969 and 1970 SFCC Quarterback from Gonzaga Prep High School who was recruited to Spokane by head coach Dwight Pool (d). Berry holds several all-time SFCC passing records established during his career at the Falls. Most notably, he passed for 1406 yards and 16 touchdowns in his 2 years at SFCC. Art continued his outstanding football career at Boise State University before earning his law degree and becoming an attorney in Boise. Berry has been selected for both the CCS and NWAACC Hall of Fame’s for 2012.

Tim Reese; Reese was a 1967 and 1968 SFCC football player from Riverside High School who was coached by Dwight Pool (d).  He was picked as the most valuable defensive player on the SFCC team in 1968. Reese was also selected to the WAACC All Star 1st team as a defensive tackle at the end of the 1968 season. Tim went on to finish his playing career at the University of Idaho. After his success with the Vandals, he pursued a career in agriculture, which culminated in managing the family farm near Elk, Washington.  Reese has been selected for both the CCS and NWAACC Hall of Fame’s for 2012.

The 2012 NWAACC Hall of Fame Banquet will be held May 31 in Pasco, WA.

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