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The 1993 Hall of Fame Inductees

QUINCY ARMSTRONG -- He was a center and linebacker for the Eagle football team from 1949-51, earning first team all-conference honors in both 1950 and 1951. The Eagles went 23-10-1 during his three varsity seasons and Armstrong was named All-Texas College and Williamson All-American following the 1951 season.

FRED BARNES -- A three-year lettermen for the North Texas tennis team from 1937-39, he played on a NAIA national championship team in 1939 after winning conference singles and doubles titles that year.

BILL CARRICO -- He earned two letters in football and helped North Texas to a Missouri Valley Conference championship in 1958 and a share of the MVC title in 1959. He was twice named all-Missouri Valley Conference and was selected a Williamson All-American in 1959.

BILL COOPER -- A center on the football team, he was a two-time captain of the Eagles in 1916 and 1919. He is also recognized as being the first person to bring an eagle as a mascot to North Texas and later became the school's head track coach from 1942-47.

VERNON COLE -- He earned two letters as the Eagles' quarterback, leading the 1959 squad to a 9-1 record, a Missouri Valley Conference championship and a berth in the Sun Bowl. He was named all-MVC in 1958 and later played professionally in the Canadian Football League.

KENNETH LYONS --  He led North Texas in scoring and rebounding all four years with the Eagles. Establishing himself as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,291 points, Lyons also holds the school mark for single-game scoring and points scored in a season.