Inducted in 1970 under football, Stan Barnes was one of four San Diegans on the University of California Wonder Teams of the early 1920’s. He played tackle on the Cal team that defeated Ohio State, 28-0, in the 1921 Rose Bowl. In his three varsity seasons, the Bears were 24-2-2. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He became a Superior Court and U.S. Circuit Court judge.
Stan Barnes was the fourth San Diego athlete from the famous University of California “Wonder Team” of 1920 to be elcted to the Breitbard Hall of Fame. Along with Brick Muller, Pesky Srott and Cort Majors, Stan played on the 12-0 1916 San Diego High School football team which won the Southern California championship and outscored its opponents, 420-33.
Upon graduation from high school, they followed their coach, Nibs Price, to the University of California where they formed the nucleus of the great football teams coached by the famous Andy Smith. As a sophomore in 1919, Stan played in every game alternating between center and tackle. as a 6-0, 177 pound junior and 182 pound senior, he was starting tackle on the first two of the undefeated “Wonder Teams.” During his three years, California won 24 games, lost two and tied two games. In 1920, Cal outscored its opponents by 510-14, and in 1921, it was a 312-33 advantage.
Stan played in two Rose Bowl games, the first on January 1, 1921 when California defeated a favored Ohio State team, 28-0. This was the game that established the Pacific Coast as a football power equal to any section in the nation.. On January 2, 1922, he played his final game for California when an inspired Washington and Jefferson team held the Bears to a 0-0 tie in a mud battle at Pasadena.
After graduation from Harvard Law School, Barnes was admitted to the Califonria Bar and practiced law until 1939 when he was elected Superior Court Judge. Later it becamse Judge Stanley N. Barnes, United States Circuit Judge, Ninth Cirtuit, Los Angeles.
- Elected National Football Hall of Fame at Rutgers, New Jersey – 1954
- Elected Helms College Football Hall of Fame in Los Angeles – 1960