Billy Ross




Age: 78


Summary: one-time California Polytechnic State University offensive tackle on the 1959-1960 Mustang football teams who was among one of 26 survivors of the 1960 plane crash that killed 16 members of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football team but suffered severe burns and spent seven months in a Toledo-area hospital for skin grafts and rehabilitation when the team's flight crashed at the Toledo, Ohio airport on Oct. 29, 1960 as a 25-year-old, but who graduated from Cal Poly in 1963 and became a high school teacher and football coach until severe pain from crash injuries forced him out of coaching.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: March 11, 1935


Died: January 20, 2014


Location: Bakersfield, California