Rockne C. Freitas is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. After a brilliant career at Oregon State University, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions. He played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the end of his career.
Freitas was selected for the NFL All- Pro Team in 1970 and 1972. In 1991, he was inducted into the Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame.
Historical Timeline: 1970, Four students at Kent State University in Ohio slain by National Guardsmen at demonstration protesting incursion into Cambodia.