|San Francisco Hall of Famer DeJulio dies|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 15 July 2008 10:43|
The school said the USF Hall of Famer died Saturday. While he was a role player for the Dons in the late 1940s for Newell, DeJulio worked closely hosting recruits and selling the school to potential student-athletes. In fact, DeJulio's hard work is considered one of the key reasons Bill Russell came to USF.
In a feature in the 1972-73 media guide, DeJulio explained why the university meant so much to him.
``I guess you call it the human equation,'' DeJulio said then. ``By that I mean the feeling of closeness shared by everyone affiliated with the university: priests, lay faculty, students, coaches, athletes, everybody. The great values of life that I received from USF are what have kept me close. The human equation.''
He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1975.
DeJulio, a prep star in nearby Richmond, was born Oct. 2, 1924. Services are scheduled for Saturday.