Inducted in 1959. Irvine “Cotton” Warburton was a consensus All-American quarterback at the University of Southern California and later an Oscar winning film editor at Walt Disney Studios.
A three sport star at San Diego High School, winner of the state 440 yard track title in 1930, he led USC’s football team to a 20-1-1 record in 1932-1933.
Though only 148 pounds, he scored two touchdowns each in great performances in the 1933 Rose game, in which the Trojans crushed Pittsburgh 35-0, and in USC’s 19-0 victory over Notre Dame later that year.
He won his Academy Award in 1965 for his editing of the movie classic “Mary Poppins”.