Honored Players: 1950 – 1959
Billy Bookout (Wichita Falls; 1950)
An All-Big Seven cornerback at Oklahoma before finishing his college career as a Little All-American at Austin College. Played for the Green Bay Packers before starting a coaching career. Was the first head football coach at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst and later coached at nearby Trinity High School.
Max Boydston (Muskogee; 1951)
A three-time all-conference receiver for Oklahoma in 1952, 1953 and 1954. Played seven NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears, Dallas Texans and Oakland Raiders.
Preston Carpenter (Muskogee; 1952)
A great receiver at Arkansas who was a chosen on the Razorbacks all-decade team of the 1950′s. He played 13 seasons in the NFL and was a Pro Bowler with the Steelers in 1962.
Bobby Boyd (Garland; 1956)
Played on three OU teams from 1957 through 1959 that went 27-5. Was an all-conference quarterback in 1959 but converted to defense in the NFL and played nine seasons in the Baltimore Colts’ secondary and had 57 interceptions.
Edwin “Wahoo” McDaniel (Midland; 1956)
Played three season on OU’s line but made a name for himself later in professional wrestling. Wahoo became a legend in professional wrestling in a career that spanned from 1966 to 1993.
Ronnie Bull (Bishop; 1958)
Bull was a star running back at Baylor before spending nine of 10 NFL seasons with the George Halas’ Chicago Bears. In 10 years, he had 4,701 rushing-receiving yards as a pro.
Don Trull (Tulsa; 1959)
Trull was a three-time All-American quarterback at Baylor in 1961, 1962 and 1963, leading the NCAA in pass completions his junior and senior seasons. Played with the Houston Oilers from 1964 through 1969.