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Dr. Romain Clerou is legendary in the annals of BC. Dr. Clerou played football at BC in 1934 and 35 as a guard and was named to the All-central California JC Conference Football Team.
Upon leaving Bakersfield College he went to medical school. He returned to Bakersfield, and became the head team doctor from 1946-78 and was a staple at all BC football games- both home and away-- unit his death, standing on the sidelines with his signature red beret and cigar.
His colleagues said of him, “You would be hard pressed to find a person more caring, more generous, more passionate about his profession or a person who has touched more lives than Romain Clerou.”
Dr. Clerou is legendary in the annals of BC. Played football as a student. Became a doctor. Became and stayed the main team doctor throughout his working career going to all games, home and away, wearing his red beret.
-- Jerry Ludeke