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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.