Tagged: Snyder

Cumbie, Sonny

Sonny Cumbie was a three-sport standout in high school at Snyder. He walked on at Texas Tech and became the Red Raiders’ starting quarterback as a senior in 2004. He led the nation in passing that year, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 4,742 yards and 32 touchdowns in leading Red Raiders to a […]

Berry, The Berry Family

The late Powell Berry was an all-district quarterback at Snyder. He is a member of the Snyder Hall of Honor and was a three-year letterman for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M where he was a team co-captain as a senior. All three sons played football at Abilene Cooper. Middle son Ray is already member of […]

Wolcott, Fred

Fred Wolcott from Snyder was one of the greatest collegiate hurdlers in history at Rice. He won an NCAA title and broke Jesse Owens’ world record in the 220-yard low hurdles. Due to the cancellation of the Olympics during World War II, however, he was denied recognition on the world stage. He has been inducted […]

DeGrate, Tony

Tony DeGrate DeGrate not only played football at Snyder but he also pitched the Tigers to the state baseball tournament in 1981.  At the University of Texas, he was named a two-time all-Southwest Conference defensive end, helping the Longhorns win the 1983 SWC title.  In 1984, DeGrate was named first team all-American and was selected […]

Teaff, Grant

Grant Teaff Teaff grew up in Snyder and played football at McMurry.  He compiled a 170-151-8 record in 30 seasons as a head football coach at McMurry, Angelo State and Baylor, winning two Southwest Conference titles at Baylor.  He is currently the executive director of the American Football coaches Association.