Herb Welch

Herb, a former National Football League (NFL) player, played five years for the New York Giants, one for the Washington Redskins and three years for the Detroit Lions. He then went on to play and coach for the Sacramento Surge in the NFL’s World Football League. After graduating from Warren High School in 1979, Herb attended Cerritos Junior College for two years, playing football and running track while receiving his AA degree. He then accepted a football scholarship to UCLA where he played and won two Rose Bowls and a Fiesta Bowl championship and graduated with a degree in History. Herb was then drafted by the New York Giants in 1985. In his first season, Herb was named the starting nickel back. That same year he also played strong safety, free safety, corner back and special teams. In his second-year he became the starting free safety for the Giants and started in Super Bowl XXI (21). 

After his football career ended, Herb eventually relocated to Southern California, ultimately settling in Santa Barbara and is currently the CEO of Santa Barbara Orthopedic Associates, a position he has held for the past 12 years. In addition to managing medical practices for the last 20 years, he has also overseen the design, development and opening of over a dozen medical facilities with a combined work force of over 150 employees.