Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame


Jim Norton
CLASS of 1961 Football, Track and Basketball ATHLETE
At 6'3" and 225-lbs., Jim had a big presence on the gridiron and was named to the "All-Western Conference" team in 1960 and '61 as a lineman and place kicker. He set a school record with a 153-7 discus throw and was also a mainstay on the basketball court. In all, Jim earned nine letters.

He really blossomed as a University of Washington gridder. In 1964, Jim became "Pac 8 Lineman of the Year," was an Associated Press "second team All-American," and "All-Coast." He also set the UW record for consecutive extra points and kicked the longest field goal in Husky history to that time - 46 yards. Jim experienced the thrill of playing in the Rose Bowl, and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, Coaches' All-American Game, and the College All-Stars vs. NFL Champion Cleveland Browns Game. After being selected in the third round of the NFL draft by San Francisco, he eventually became a starting defensive lineman for the 49ers, Falcons and Eagles.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.