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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Chase Baker & Brandon Monroe

October 15, 2016


Chase Baker

Chase played in the Rivalry in 2005 during his Junior year. Chase’s achievements for Rocklin football has set the foundation for what Rocklin Football has become today. Chase led his team to a Section appearance vs. Del Oro in 2005. His Senior year he suffered a knee injury and was unable to participate but still received a full-ride scholarship to Boise State University where he flourished as a Defensive Tackle. At Boise he was a 3 year starter, highlighted by Boise’s win over TCU in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Chase continued his football career in 2012 by making the practice squad for the Minnesota Vikings and in 2013 he made the active roster. Chase is the first Rocklin High School football player to make an NFL team. He currently lives locally and is giving back time on our Varsity coaching staff as he pursues the next chapter in his life.



Brandon Monroe

Brandon played in the inaugural Del Oro/Rocklin Great American Rivalry Series game in 2012. Brandon was a senior and led the team to a last second 38-35 win. In the game, Brandon rushed for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also returned an interception 60 yards for a TD. In the 2012 Season, Brandon was selected as the Player of the Year in Sacramento. He earned a scholarship to play football at San Jose State University where he is currently playing.

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