Dan Pastorini

Dan Pastorini, a former NFL star who spent much of his childhood living in Sonora, is pictured in recent years at his home in Texas.

Former NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini, who learned to ride horses, drive single-cylinder quarter-midget race cars, and throw baseballs and footballs as a boy growing up in Tuolumne County, plans to saddle up and ride again in Saturday’s 64th Mother Lode Roundup Parade.

Pastorini, 73, who moved to Sonora when he was 6 months old in October 1949, said he remembers the very first Roundup Parade in 1958.

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