JOHN YARNO NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Vandal jersey, number 56, will not be worn by U of I football players again, as it has been retired in honor of John Yarno. John Yarno is the first U of I football player to the Associated Press' first team AllAmerican squad . Yarno a 6' 5", 245 pound senior from Spokane, was also named amateur athelete of the year by the Greater Spokane Sports Assoc. This year John played in both the Senior Bowl , at Mobile, Alabama, and the East-West Shrine game at Stanford, California. John also is the first lineman ever named Big Sky Conference Player of the Year. On January 12, 1977, the first Idaho All-American Roast was held . Highlighting this roast was the presentation of the original proclamation designating January 12, 1977, as John Yarno Day in Moscow. John will graduate this spring in business management, and then he hopes to go on to play professional football.
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1977 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 75 - University of Idaho Yearbook