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Row One Brand 1952 UCLA Bruins Retro Ticket Tee. 

Fun UCLA gameday apparel.

Made from an authentic '52 UCLA Bruins game ticket.

Coach Henry Sanders led the Bruins to an 8-1 record and #6 ranking in the final AP poll.

Digitally printed for vibrant color. 

100% Gildan Cotton Tee.

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Read about the history of UCLA Bruin football and the Henry Sanders Era below via Wikipedia.


The UCLA Bruins football program represents the University of California, Los Angeles in college football as members of the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The Bruins have enjoyed several periods of success in their history, having been ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll at least once in every decade since the poll began in the 1930s. Their first major period of success came in the 1950s, under head coach Henry Russell Sanders. Sanders led the Bruins to theCoaches' Poll national championship in 1954, three conference championships, and an overall record of 66–19–1 in nine years. In the 1980s and 1990s, during the tenure of Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 151–74–8 record, including 13 bowl games and an NCAA record eight straight bowl wins. The program has produced 28 first round picks in the NFL Draft, 30 consensus All-Americans, and multiple major award winners, including Heisman winner Gary Beban. The UCLA Bruins' main rival is the USC TrojansJim L. Mora is the current head coach.

The Bruins were the Pac-12 Conference South Division champions for two years in a row and played Pac-12 Football Championship Games in both 2011 and 2012.


Henry Sanders era (1949–1957)[edit]

Coach Sanders

Henry Sanders came to UCLA from Vanderbilt.[14] He was arguably the best coach in school history, with an overall record of 66–19–1 (.773) at UCLA and earned the school its only national championship in football in 1954.[15] As head coach of the Bruins, Sanders led them to three Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) titles, two Rose Bowls (1953 and 1955 seasons) and to a 6–3 record over arch-rival USC.[10][15]

Sanders instituted the distinctive football uniforms worn by the Bruins when he replaced the navy blue jerseys with "powderkeg blue," added the shoulder stripe to give the impression of motion, and changed the number style from block to clarendon.[10] Sanders said these changes were made to make it easier to see his Bruins on the grainy black and white game films of the time.[10]

The 1954 Bruins compiled a 9–0 record and climbed to the top of the Coaches' Poll, sharing the national championship with Ohio State, winner of the AP Poll's title.[15] Due to the PCC's early "no repeat" rule, the undefeated Bruins were unable to compete in the Rose Bowl that season despite being the PCC champion.[10] Second-place USC, who the Bruins defeated 34-0, played in the 1955 Rose Bowl instead and lost to Big Ten Conference champion and eventual co-national champion Ohio State, 20-7.[10]

Henry Sanders was also known for intensifying the Bruins' rivalry with USC.[10] His teams were always given a speech before the game against their cross-town rivals that always ended with "Beat SC!" A famous quote was attributed to Sanders regarding the rivalry, "Beating 'SC is not a matter of life or death, it's more important than that."[16][17]

Shortly before the 1958 season was set to begin, Coach Sanders suffered and died from a heart attack in a Los Angeles hotel.[18][19] Assistant coach George W. Dickerson took over the Bruins on an interim basis before suffering a nervous breakdown.[20] Then, a full-time head coach was hired. For his successes, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1996.[21]


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