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The 1992 Hall of Fame Inductees

JACK ELDER -- He played football and ran track for three years at North Texas, earning both his bachelor and master degrees. After graduating, he went on to become a football official for 12 years.

LEANA HOCKING -- Named an all-American for her success in track (1,500-meter run) and cross country, Hocking established school records in the 800-, 1,500- and 3,000-meter during her career. She was also a member of the 1,600-meter relay squad that set a new school record in that event.

CHARLIE JOHNSON -- He played football and basketball at North Texas and later served for six years as the Eagles' head basketball coach. During his tenure as head coach, Johnson's teams won the 1951 Gulf Coast Conference championship and earned a share of the 1952 title.

CARL LOCKHART  --  "Spider" was a running back and defensive back at North Texas who led the Missouri Valley Conference in punt returns with his 39.5-yard average. He also led the MVC in punting for two seasons in addition to earning letters in track and baseball at North Texas. He went on to enjoy a 12-year career in the NFL, where he was twice named to the Pro Bowl as a free safety.

JOHN LOVE -- He set nine school records as a receiver for the Eagle football team in the mid-1960s. He was named first team all-Missouri Valley Conference as a junior and senior and led the nation in receiving yards as senior in 1966, which earned him honorable mention all-America honors that season.

LISA RISINGER -- She earned two letters in women's basketball from 1977-79 and finished her career as the program's fourth all-time leading scorer. She also ranks No. 4 in made field goals and third in made free throws.

BOBBY SMITH --  A running back for the Eagles, Smith led the team in points and total offense in 1961. He ranks second all-time for touchdowns in a game, scoring four against Drake in 1961. He later played for three seasons in the NFL.