Humble lettered in four sports and earned all-city and all-district honors as a fullback in 1939 at San Antonio’s Brackenridge High School. Rice coaches Jess Neely and Joe Davis moved him to guard, where he was named All-Southwest Conference and the league’s most valuable player in 1942. After Marine combat duty he returned to Rice, again attaining those honors and adding consensus All-America. He captained the Southwest Conference co-champion Owls to an 8-0 upset of Tennessee in the Orange Bowl. Equally illustrious was his professional football career with the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Texans, the future Baltimore Colts–a career again interrupted by the Marines. He was also a Texas Sports Hall of Fame enshrinee in 1969. A Houston businessman, he has been honored there for his many and varied civic activities.
San Antonio Brackenridge