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The 1998 Hall of Fame Inductees

BILL BISHOP -- As a defensive tackle for the Eagles from 1949-51, Bishop was named all-Gulf Coast Conference as a junior and senior. He played on two conference championship teams at North Texas before going on to play for the NFL's Chicago Bears. He was a three-time All-Pro in 1954, 1955 and 1958.

LUTHER FAMBRO -- He lettered four years in football and also ran for the Eagles track team. He was an all-Gulf Coast Conference end in football in 1949 and went on to set school and conference records in the 220-yard low hurdles and broad jump events. He later coached Highland Park High School in Dallas to a state championship in football in 1957.

BERNARD JACKSON --  He rushed for school-record 2,256 yards during his brief career with the Eagles in 1977-80. Despite playing just one game as a freshman and one as a senior, Jackson ran for a career-record 12 games in which he rushed for 100 or more yards.

DOYLE MAGEE --  A member of the Eagles track team from 1964-67, McGee won Missouri Valley Conference championships in the 100-, 200- and 400-yard dashes as a freshman in 1964. During his career, he was a three-time MVC champion in the 220, a two-time champ in the 440 and a three-time league winner as a member of the 440-yard relay, in which he ran the anchor leg.

FELTON WHITLOW -- He helped lead the North Texas football team to Lone Star Conference championships in both 1946 and 1947. A member of the all-conference team both seasons, Whitlow was the first North Texas lineman to be named first team Little All-America. He also played on Eagle teams that appeared in the Optimist Bowl and Salad Bowl post-season games.

JOHNIE RIOLA --  As the quarterback of the Eagles in 1939 and 1940, he led North Texas to Lone Star Conference titles both seasons. He was selected to the all-conference team both years and in 1939 was voted to the Little All-America squad. He later became head coach at Waco High School, where he guided the team to a state championship in 1948.