Former Viking standout Pat Locker to be inducted into Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame
April 11, 2008
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Former Western Washington University football all-star running back Pat Locker will be inducted into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Wednesday, Apr. 30 (12 noon) at the Lake City Elks in Bothell.
Locker, who was named the Vikings' Football Player of the Century for 1900-99, became the first player in Northwest collegiate history to run for 4,000 career yards in 1979, finishing with 4,049.
That season, Locker was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Washington, first-team Kodak College Division I All-American, second-team NAIA Division I All-American, and honorable mention United Press International All-Coast.
Locker, who set 12 school records, was the WWU Athlete of the Year in both 1976 and 1979, and was twice named Whatcom County Sports Personality of the Year. He was a four-time Little All-Northwest, NAIA District 1 all-star and all-Evergreen Conference selection.
A 1989 inductee into the WWU Athletic Hall of Fame, Locker's jersey number 24 was retired.
A graduate of Ferndale High School, Locker is a Windermere real estate professional. He is the uncle of current University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker.
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