Dean Jelmini

Dean  Jelmini

Baseball/ Football

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A talented All-Around athlete, he earned honors while playing for Loyola University in both Baseball and Football. As a senior in 1973, the Lions outfielder batted .381 and earned All-District-8 Team Honors as the Lions won the West Coast Athletic Conference Championship and participated in the NCAA regional playoffs. In football, he was named to the "Little All-American Team" in 1969 for his outstanding play at Tailback on a Loyola team that won the national club football championship. He rushed for 977 yards (a 5.7 yards per carry average) and 14 touchdowns. His name is mentioned prominently throughout the Lion's Club Football record book, as he holds both single-season and career records for rushing attempts, rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored. After his graduation in 1973, he was signed by the California Angels and played in the minor league organization. He has remained active as a booster of LMU Athletics, and has served as president of the Lions Bullpen Club.