Friday, November 18, 2016 – Last Meeting of the Season

At the last meeting of the year, the annual Great Rivalry Week program will feature former Trojan and Bruin greats: quarterbacks Rob Hertel and John Sciarra. Harvey Hyde, local and Las Vegas radio personality, will moderate the debate.

pq_rob_hertelRob Hertel prepped at Los Altos High in Hacienda Heights, where he was 3A Player of the Year. At ‘SC he played from 1973 to 1977 and in 1974 was a member of both the national championship football and baseball teams.

As a football player he was 12-4 as a starter, and the first USC quarterback to throw for over 2,000 yards. He was a three year starter for the baseball team, and had a career batting average of .318.

In January 1978 Hertel was drafted in the first round by the Toronto Blue Jays, and in April 1978 by the San Diego Padres. He has been assistant football coach at South Pasadena High School since 1996.

pq_john_sciarraReturning to Quarterbacks is College Football Hall of Famer John Sciarra, who starred as quarterback for the Bruins from 1972 to 1975. In 1975 he was both a consensus and an academic All American. He last spoke at Quarterbacks in 2010 (and in 2006).

He went on to play for the B.C. Lions of the CFL (1976-1977) and then the Philadelphia Eagles (1978-1983).

Sciarra graduated Cum Laude in 1976 from UCLA, where he was one of four Outstanding Seniors to be honored for overall excellence and achievement.

He prepped at Bishop Amat. His Amat teams were CIF 4A Champs in 1971 and 1972, and, in 1972, Sciarra was voted the CIF 4A Player of the Year.

As president and CEO of National Retirement Services in Huntington Beach, his firm provides a full range of Qualified Retirement Plan Administration services. NRS services approximately 2,000 qualified retirement plans nationwide through four offices.

He and his wife Michele have been married for 39 years and have three children and five grandchildren.

pq_harveyhyde2016_083016Harvey Hyde graduated from the University of Redlands, began his coaching career at Pasadena City College in 1970 and was head coach (1979-1981). He then transitioned to head coach at UNLV (1982-1985) where his record was 26-19-1. The Rebels had unprecedented success in 1984 with star quarterback Randall Cunningham. UNLV went 11-2, won the Big West Conference title and defeated Toledo in the California Bowl.

Hyde, at one point, was a candidate for a head coaching position at Oregon State.

In 1990, Hyde was George Allen’s associate head coach, recruiting coordinator and running backs coach at Long Beach State. Hyde recruited future NFL star Terrell Davis.

Hyde does a sports radio show for KSHP-AM 1400 in Las Vegas, KDWN in Las Vegas, and KMET in the Inland Empire, that originates from Brad Otton’s Settebello Restaurant (in Pasadena). He is also part of the pregame show for USC and broadcasts USC Review at 7 PM Wednesday nights on KLAA -AM 830.

USC/UCLA Special Ticket Offer For PQ Members

20161104_112811Huddle up Pasadena QB members…at the Rose Bowl on November 19th for the USC/UCLA rivalry!

As mentioned in our last meeting on Friday, November 4th, Pasadena Quarterback Club members are eligible for a special ticket offer from Rose Bowl Premium Seating. Club seats (normally a $425-750 face value ticket) are available for $350/each.

All Club seats come with one (1) VIP parking pass on the golf course adjacent to the Terry Donahue Pavilion, private Club access with complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages presented by Wolfgang Puck and access to a full cash bar for beer, wine and spirits — join us and enjoy THE way to watch the rivalry at the Rose Bowl!

Please contact Rose Bowl Premium Seating at 626-585-6800.

From America’s Stadium,

Dedan Brozino
Executive Director | Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation

Quarterbacks’ Brick at Rose Bowl

Did you know that your Pasadena Quarterbacks purchased ‘a brick’ as our contribution to the Rose Bowl upgrade? Here’s what it looks like:


You can check it out in person: The brick is located at Gate “A” (the main south entrance to the stadium), at the northwest corner of the brick garden. Look for the City of Pasadena section. Our brick is in the bottom row, and under the word City.

A fitting tribute to the City, Rose Bowl, and our presence in both.