By the time Baechler, left, a quarterback, left Palo Verde in 1972, the All-City second team selection held all of the Titans’ major passing records. Baechler’s mark of 1,387 career passing yards held until 1989 and he broke the season-high records of 11 touchdowns and 820 yards in 1971. Baechler, a 6-foot 1-inch, 181-pound athlete, was named Back of the Year by the Tucson Press Box Association and went on to play three seasons at the UA.

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