Warrior fans from this era have really enjoyed following the football career of Warrior graduate Cody Hoffman, who recently graduated from BYU after an outstanding college football career then signed with the Washington Redskins.
As a very longtime Warrior fan, when I hear the Hoffman name I fondly look back at 1946 Warrior graduate Teddy Hoffman. Teddy was Cody’s grandfather and was an outstanding four-sport athlete as a Warrior.
Teddy played football, basketball, baseball and track. He was a starting end on the football team, and because of his size played lightweight basketball all four years.
He was voted by both the heavyweight and the lightweight teams as the program’s most inspirational player, and his name appears on the red-and-white blanket that is now displayed in the Historical Society Museum.
My fondest memories were having the chance to play with Teddy on the old Crescent City Merchants baseball team, where he was an outstanding second baseman. He could turn a double play as fast as any second baseman I have ever seen at any level.
I also played City League basketball against him, and his quickness would make me look foolish. With all the time spent in athletics, Ted also was involved in many other school activities.
He played in school drama productions. In his senior year he played the Greek hero Homer. Teddy also served as the sports editor for the Crestenian which was the schools newspaper.
With all of these activities he was also able to keep his name on the academic honor roll. This is a real tribute to the great character of this former Warrior. It was a real honor to have know this special Warrior.
Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High sports as a former player, coach, athletic directer and a lifelong fan.