Dick Compton was a standout in football and basketball at Colorado City. He played football at McMurry from 1958-60 and holds school records for the longest pass reception for a touchdown, the longest kickoff return and longest run from scrimmage. He played six seasons as a split end and cornerback in the NFL and the AFL for the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Oilers. He had 42 catches for 503 yards and was the Steelers’ offensive MVP in 1967. He was named to the Wall of Honor in Colorado City in 2011 and the McMurry Hall of Fame in 2017.