King, Rufus

Rufus King

King started at offensive and defensive tackle on Abilene High’s 1955 state championship team.  The next year, coach Chuck Moser moved King to tight end.  He was such a good blocker on the 1956 state championship team, however, that he was named first team all-state at offensive tackle, even though he never played that position that year.  King went on to be a three-year starter in the offensive line at Rice and earned all-Southwest Conference honors.  He played in the Sugar Bowl as a senior at Rice.  Deceased