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Hurst-Euless-Bedford

SPORTS HALL OF FAME

In Recognition of


JAMES RUSSELL

Inducted February 5, 2005


Hurst Junior High 1960:  Football, Basketball;  Bell High School 1961-64:  Football District Champions, All District, Led District in Punting and Pass Interceptions 1963-64, Star Telegram Player of the Week Two Times, All State 1964;  Basketball District, Bi-District, and Regional Champions, Starting Guard on State Final Four Team 1963, District Champions, Team Captain, Honorable Mention All District 1964;  Baseball All District, Led the Team in Home Runs 1963, Pitched No-Hit Shut Out 1964;  Big 33 Texas/Pennsylvania All Star Football Game 1964:  Kicked Two Field Goals, Team Coached by Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Harley Sewell;  University of North Texas 1964-68:  Freshman Co-Captain Football, All Missouri Valley Three Years in a Row, All Missouri Valley Split End, All Missouri Valley Punter, Coaches Team All American, Associated Press and UPI Honorable Mention All American;  Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL 1968;  Played in the Canadian Football League.


Born May 23, 1946

"A Great Athlete-A Better Man"