J.R. Boone died in Selma on Saturday from pneumonia. J.R. used to volunteer at San Joaquin Memorial when his son Jim Boone coached the Panthers.
Boone was a member of the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. He played in the NFL as a running back for the Packers, Bears and 49ers.
J.R. Boone coached the Bulldogs prior to the Jim Sweeney era. He died at the age of 86.