DENTON (7/30/10) - The University of North Texas has announced its 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame class. Among the group of four former Mean Green greats is two of the best running backs in school history along with two of the best track stars in school history.
Patrick Cobbs (football), Kevin Galbreath (football), Mike Hagler (track), and Ben Moturi (track) make up the class of 2010 and give the North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame 162 members. The school's 28th all-time class will be inducted as part of the Mean Green's annual Homecoming weekend on Oct. 16.
The North Texas Hall of Fame will also recognize and honor the 1950 football team on the 60th anniversary of their Gulf Coast Conference Championship along with the 1985-86 women's basketball team on its 25th anniversary of winning the Southland Conference title and playing in the NCAA Tournament.
Cobbs and Galbreath made up one of the most dynamic backfields in the nation during their time at North Texas. Cobbs remains the school's all-time leading rusher with 4,050 yards while Galbreath is the only player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
Cobbs holds the North Texas career record for rushing yards (4,050), rushing touchdowns (36), rushing attempts (818) and all-purpose yards (5,255). Cobbs finished his career as the Sun Belt Conference's all-time leading rusher and he averaged 5.0 yards per carry over his career.
He is one of only two running backs ever at North Texas to have two, 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Cobbs is the first running back at North Texas to lead the nation in rushing and scoring, which he did as a junior in 2003 when he rushed for 1,680 yards.
In 2001, Galbreath was named the Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year, and a unanimous first-team all-conference selection. In 2002, he was a first-team all-conference pick after rushing for 1,298 yards. Galbreath capped his career by leading North Texas to its first bowl victory since 1946 in the 2002 New Orleans Bowl. He rushed for 130 yards and was named the New Orleans Bowl MVP.
Hagler was one of the most versatile track athletes at North Texas during the 1954-55 season despite his career being cut short by illness. He was a member of the 880-yard, the mile and the sprint-medley relay teams, which were among the best in the nation at the time.
The sprint-medley relay team in 1955 won the championship at the Texas Relays. The 1955 season also saw Hagler and the mile relay team win the Drake Relays and set new records at the Border Olympics, the Southwest Recreational Meet, the Kansas Relays along with setting a new North Texas record. Hagler graduated in 1957 and went onto coach track, football, and basketball.
The Hall of Fame breakfast takes place on October 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the Gateway Center on the campus of the University of North Texas.