Ed Odeven Reporting

Kajikawa has seen it all in Tempe

Ed Odeven
Sports column
Arizona Daily Sun
(Published on Sept. 5, 2003)


Arizona State University’s sporting history has been highlighted by the accomplishments of stars like Reggie Jackson and Barry Bonds on the baseball diamond, Byron Scott and Fat Lever on the basketball court, Herman Frazier on the track and Jake Plummer, David Fulcher, Terrell Suggs, Danny White and Gerald Riggs on the gridiron.

Perhaps no man connected with the program has witnessed or been as much a part of history as Bill Kajikawa. This kind gentleman has been associated with the Tempe institute of higher learning since 1933, when he enrolled as an undergraduate student after attending Phoenix Union High School.

In those days, ASU was still known as Arizona State Teachers College. Kajikawa played fullback for the ASTC Bulldogs from 1934-36 — the school changed its nickname to Sun Devils…

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