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The 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees

PATRICK COBBS (FB) - Cobbs finished his career at North Texas as the school's all-time leading rusher with 4,050 yards - making him only the 69th player in NCAA history to eclipse the 4,000-yard rushing mark. He 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. He also earned two undergraduate degrees at North Texas, a bachelor's in applied arts and science and a bachelor's in sociology. Cobbs was named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Decade Team as a running back.   

KEVIN GALBREATH (FB) - Despite playing just two seasons at North Texas, Galbreath rushed for 2,417 yards. He was the first player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and had 13 touchdowns.  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. Against New Mexico State, he rushed for a career-high 175 yards as North Texas clinched its second straight conference title. 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. He had five consecutive 100-yard rushing games in 2001 and 2002 and finished with 15 for his career, the second most at North Texas all-time.

MIKE HAGLER (TK) -  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.                 

BEN MOTURI (TK) - A distance specialist in the late 1970s and early '80s, Moturi still holds the school record in the 1,500-meter run with a 3:43.44 time, more than four seconds faster than No. 2. His career best time of 14:22.35 in the 5,000-meter event ranks fourth best in school history. He was also a member of the 4x800-meter team in 1980 that currently holds the school's fourth-best time of 7:34.44. Moturi's school record 3:43 in the 1,500 meters is equivalent to a 4-minute mile a barrier that no North Texas athlete has ever run faster than.  He was the 1980 NCAA Regional Champion in cross country, qualifying for the NCAA Cross Country Championships.