Tagged: Brownwood

Carmichael, Jimmy

Jimmy Carmichael, who played quarterback at Brownwood from 1967-69, was named to Texas Football magazine’s all-decade team of the 1960s. He passed for 3,585 yards and 48 touchdowns in his three year career. As a senior, he led Brownwood to the Class 3A state title with a 34-16 win over West Columbia as he passed […]

Young Brothers

Legacy Award winners Bob, Doug and Perry Young made their marks in three different sports, although all three were all-state football players at Brownwood. Bob played 16 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979 and was a first-team All-Pro selection in […]

Gleaton, Jerry Don

Jerry Don Gleaton Gleaton of Brownwood was an all-American pitcher for the University of Texas and was a first-round pick by the Texas Rangers in 1979.  The left-handed pitcher spent 12 years in the major leagues with the Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates.  He compiled a […]

Southall, The Morris Southall Family

Morris Southall Family The winner of the second annual Legacy Award is the Morris Southall family of Brownwood. Southall was Hall of Fame coach Gordon Wood’s top assistant for 26 years at Brownwood, where the Lions won seven state championships.  Two of Brownwood’s state championship teams were quarterbacked by Southall’s sons Si and Shae.  His […]

Huston, Dallas

Dallas Huston Huston is a legend in Brownwood.  He has been the beloved play-by-play voice for the Brownwood Lions and Howard Payne University football, baseball and basketball since 1963, jobs he still performs in a career that has spanned several generations of Lions and Yellow Jackets.  He has received numerous awards, including the American Southwest […]

Elkins, Lawrence

Lawrence Elkins Elkns began his football career playing for legendary Brownwood High School coach Gordon Wood.  In the 1960 3A state championship game, Elkins caught a touchdown pass for the Lions to help seal a 26-6 victory over Port Lavaca.  At Baylor University he continued his pass catching ways by earning All-SWC and All-American honors […]

Wood, Gordon

Gordon Wood Wood was a 1934 graduate of Wylie High School.  He began his coaching career at Rule in 1940.  His coaching journey included stops at Roscoe, Seminole, Winters, Stamford, and Victoria before taking a job at Brownwood in 1960.  When he finally retired as the Lions’ head football coach in 1985, Wood had won […]