Tagged: Abilene High

Galbraith, The Galbraith Family

THE GALBRAITH FAMILY is a co-recipient of this year’s Legacy Award for the family’s significant role in Abilene High’s rich football history. Four Galbraith brothers – Gene, Cecil, Gervis Sr. and R.B. played for Abilene High football squads from 1928 to 1937, playing on two state championship teams and appearing in two other state title games. […]

Smith, The Smith Family

THE SMITH  FAMILY is a co-recipient of this year’s Legacy Award for the family’s significant role in Abilene High’s rich football history. Aultman Smith rushed for 252 yards and scored three touchdowns in 1928 as Abilene High beat Port Arthur to win the state championship. He is a member of  the Texas High School Football Hall […]

Potts, Taylor

Taylor Potts is the leading passer in Abilene High history, throwing for 3,162 yards and 53 touchdowns, twice leading the Eagles to the Class 5A regional semifinals. He threw for 7,835 yards and 62 touchdowns as a two-year starter at Texas Tech. Potts was named offensive MVP of the 2009 Alamo Bowl and the 2011 Ticket City Bowl. […]

Brooks, Ahmad

Ahmad Brooks won eight letters at Abilene High in football, soccer, baseball and track. He was Mack Brown’s first recruit at the University of Texas. Brooks was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Longhorns, serving as team captain as a senior, and then played three years in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and New […]

Bourland, David

David Bourland earned eight letters at Abilene High, three in football, two in basketball and three in baseball, winning three state championships. He was a two-way player for the 1954 and 1955 state championship teams at AHS in football at quarterback and safety. He was the starting quarterback and captain for the 1955 state champs. He was […]

Leong, Jr., Lyle

Lyle Leong, Jr. was a wide receiver and high jumper at Abilene High and Texas Tech. He had 91 receptions for 1,850 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior and senior at AHS. In 2006, Leong cleared 7-feet-1-inch to win the high jump at the Class 5A state track meet. He and Potts hooked up again […]

Warren, Steve

Steve Warren led Abilene High to the Class 5A Division II 2009 state football championship. He compiled a record of 175-68 in 19 seasons at AHS from 1996-2014 as the school’s all-time leader in wins. His career coaching record is 190-82, which included stints at Wall and Rotan. Abilene High hadn’t been to the state playoffs […]

Oates, Mark

Mark Oates, a 1981 graduate of Abilene High, is the most decorated gymnast in Abilene history and is the first gymnast selected to the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. He won the Class 5A state all-around championship in 1981. He was then a three-time all-American in gymnastics at the University of Oklahoma. He won […]

Jones, Ellis

Ellis Jones (deceased) played football at Abilene High from 1939-41. He then played guard and linebacker at Tulsa where he was a first-team all-American and played for the College All-Stars in their annual game against the defending NFL champion Chicago Bears in 1944. He then played one year for the Boston Yankees in the NFL, accomplishing […]