A FORMER WVOC COLLEAGUE AND FORMER L.A. CHARGERS PLAYER TRUSSE NORRIS

The Los Angeles Weekly magazine’s September 22nd edition featured a story on Trusse Norris. The article highlighted his short career as a football player with the L.A. Chargers in the team’s infancy in 1960. It was a special year for him, because it also happened to be his only season as a professional football player.

He was recruited to the L.A. Chargers while in college when he got a call in the middle of the season from offensive-end coach, Al Davis, the future Raiders owner. Mr. Norris ended his sports career when the team’s owner, Barron Hilton, son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, decided to move the team to San Diego after their first year. Instead, Trusse decided to stay in L.A. and finish school.

In his long career with LAUSD,Trusse Norris spent 36 years with the district, mostly as an administrator. Part of that career including working as assistant principal here at WVOC. Afterwards, he moved onto the office of government relations as an analyst of legislative matters affecting the district. Mr. Norris lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Mary, of 53 years.

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