Tagged: Breckenridge

Payne Family

Payne, The Dr. Frank C. Payne, Sr. Family

The Dr. Frank C. Payne, Sr. Family of Breckenridge. The late Dr. Payne was a three-year letterman in football at SMU, winning a Southwest Conference championship in 1923. He then spent more than 30 years as the team doctor for the Breckenridge Buckaroos. His four sons were all three-year lettermen at Breckenridge. Each won district […]

Langford, Lillian Faye

Faye Langford was from Breckenridge and was an AAU national champion in the javelin and played baseball with the Rockford Peaches in the All– American Women’s Professional Baseball League.

Curtis, Eck head shot

Curtis, Eck

Eck Curtis, who played quarterback at Abilene Christian, was an outstanding coach at Anson, Ranger and Breckenridge before winning a state football championship at Highland Park in 1945. He later became the backfield coach at the University of Texas where he introduced the T-formation and one year had his entire backfield picked to the all-SWC […]

Jakie Sandefer III Football #1

Sandefer III, Jakie

Jakie Sandefer III Sandefer played on two state championship football teams at Breckenridge and was a member of the Buckaroos’ squad that beat Abilene High in 1954, handing the Eagles their last loss before starting a 49-game winning streak.  Sandefer then played for a national championship team at the University of Oklahoma.  He was a […]

6 John T #45 Eugene Offield #80 good friends from Breckenridge and #88 sitting on bench

Ford, Ken & John

John “Model T” Ford and Kenneth Ford The Ford brothers of Breckenridge were among the first of many great passing quarterbacks to come out of the Big Country. Both are in the Hardin-Simmons Hall of Fame.  John set 13 Cowboy passing records and ranked among the nation’s top 10 passers in 1948, 1949 and 1950. […]

Joe Crousen-cropped

Crousen, Joe

Joe Crousen Crousen was a linebacker on Breckenridge’s state championship team in 1958.  He played football at Sul Ross State before starting a long coaching career that included an assistant coaching job at Mississippi State under his high school coach and fellow Hall of Famer Emory Bellard.  He was the defensive coordinator on the Cooper team […]

Bellard, Emory

Emory Bellard Bellard won three state football championships as a coach at Breckenridge and San Angelo before going into college coaching.  He was an assistant to Darrell Royal at Texas when he was credited with inventing the wishbone offense.  The Longhorns won two national championships running Bellard’s wishbone offense.  He later was the head coach […]

Tubbs, Jerry

Jerry Tubbs Tubbs of Breckenridge was an all-American lineman at Oklahoma in 1956.  He played nine years in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys.  Tubbs then spent the next 22 seasons as an assistant to Dallas coach, Tom Landry.  He was named All-Pro in 1962.  Deceased