Texas High School Hall of Fame
On May 6th, Coach Lovie Smith was inducted into the
Texas High SchooolHall of Fame
Coach Smith made a recent trip to Waco, Texas to attend the induction ceremony for the 2017 Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Class. Coach Smith attended Big Sandy High School and was a member of the three-time state champion Big Sandy Wildcat football team. From 1971-75 they carried a record of 64-1-1, winning state titles in '73, '74 and '75. The 1975 the team scored what was, at the time, a national record 824 points, while giving up just 15 points and recording 11 shutouts in 14 games that season. The Big Sandy native was a Texas all-state selection at defensive end and linebacker, and twice earned All-American honors at Tulsa.
Congratulations Coach Smith!
2017 Coach Wooden Citizen Cup Award
Male Big 10 Medal of Honor Recipient - DIA Annual OSKEE Awards
Illinois center, Joe Spencer not only won the 2017 Coach Wooden Citizen Cup award (most outstanding role model in the nation among athletes), but during the DIA Annual OSKEE Awards, Spencer was announced as the Male Big 10 Medal of Honor Recipient.
Congratulations Joe Spencer!