Gene Goodreault, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died in Orinda on Tuesday. He was 92.
Goodreault moved to Orinda six years ago after spending the majority of his life in his hometown of Haverhill, Mass.
Goodreault was the star of the 1941 Boston College football team that won the Sugar Bowl. He also was named an All-American following the 1940 college football season.
His football talent earned him a spot in the National Football League when he was drafted with the 15th pick in the 1941 NFL Draft. Despite being drafted into the NFL, Goodreault entered the Navy and fought in World War II.