Tagged: Colorado City

Compton, Dick

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 […]

Anderson-Hassell, Kendra

Kendra Anderson Hassell graduated from Colorado City in 1999 and then went to Hardin-Simmons where she became the most decorated basketball player in school history. She led the Cowgirls to four straight American Southwest Conference championships and four NCAA Division III tournament appearances. In 2003, Anderson was named the NCAA Division III women’s basketball player […]

Gainey, Hollis

Hollis Gainey Gainey was an All-State running back at Colorado City in 1954 and is a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.  But he made his mark in track.  He won the 100- and 220-yard dashes at the state high school track meet in 1954 and 1955 and ran on relay […]

Maynard, Don

Don Maynard Maynard, who graduated from high school in Colorado City in 1953, was a state champion in the high and low hurdles in high school and an All-Conference wide receiver at Texas Western.  He played 15 years in the NFL, including the New York Jets from 1960-73.  Maynard is best known as one of […]