1983: G.C. “Ox” Emerson

“Ox” Emerson, a pre-law and history graduate of the University of Texas, played football at The University and was an All Southwest Conference player. He played with the Detroit Lions in the 1930’s and received All-Pro honors three times. He influenced many youth through his important coaching positions at The University of Texas, Lanier High School, Johnston High School, McCallum High School, and Austin High School. At age 65, he retired, and came back to coach Junior High athletes at St. Louis Catholic School.