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Most of the folks will not even recognize his name, and he had to compete for playing time with King Hill, but Frank Ryan should be in the running for Rice -- if only because he is the last QB to lead the Cleveland Browns to an NFL championship -- in 1964! He also has a PhD from Rice, I believe in mathematics.
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Tiny Archibald - NBA HOF and top 50 all time player.
Bob Beamon - 1968 long jump gold medalist and world record holder for 20+ years.
Don Maynard - NFL HOF.
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(06-28-2018 09:43 AM)STexMiner Wrote:  Tiny Archibald - NBA HOF and top 50 all time player.
Bob Beamon - 1968 long jump gold medalist and world record holder for 20+ years.
Don Maynard - NFL HOF.

All good choices, but has any Miner yet mentioned any of the guys on the national championship Texas Western basketball team?
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(06-26-2018 12:24 AM)Sirloin Burger Wrote:  Nancy Lieberman

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Mark West

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Justin Verlander

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Very very impressive Top 3.
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clt says verlander wins. He is the most successful of all.
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Wonderful thread.
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UTSA: Marcus Davenport, Devin Brown (NBA champion), maybe McKenzie Adams (first volleyball all-american).
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Top 3 best athletics ever at Rice:
1. Baseball
2. Football
3. Women's Tennis
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(06-29-2018 08:06 PM)owl at the moon Wrote:  Top 3 best athletics ever at Rice:
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3. Women's Tennis

touche!
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Reggie Collier

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Ray Guy

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Courtney Blades

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1) Ray Guy

2) Tori Bowie (fastest women in the world, duh)

3) Too many to name
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sheesh this board is slipping. 48 posts in and nobody said anything! 03-wink #TitleFixed #Yay
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La Tech with Bradshaw and Malone is hard to beat. Favre and Guy are close. Mean Joe and Moss also jump out as dominant in their times.
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I want to thank everybody that posted on this subject. I hope we unite more as a conference. Hopefully the more we get know each other the more we will appreciate one another.
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(06-30-2018 08:57 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  sheesh this board is slipping. 48 posts in and nobody said anything! 03-wink #TitleFixed #Yay


clt made an Oakland Athletics joke earlier.
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(06-30-2018 08:57 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  sheesh this board is slipping. 47 posts in before anybody said anything! 03-wink #TitleFixed #Yay

Fixed it for you. Gotta give owl at the moon his due.
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(06-27-2018 09:42 AM)usm99 Wrote:  
(06-26-2018 07:47 PM)NueDaeEagle Wrote:  For Southern Miss.
Reggie Collier - the first college QB to run and pass for 1000 yds in a season.
Did it in the time when QB's did not run. Bear Bryant said he was the best athlete he had ever played against.

Torrie Bowie - Won 3 medals in the 2016 Olympics in track, gold, silver, and bronze.

Ray Guy - the best punter ever in college and the NFL, including the Hall of Fame honor. He also an unbelievable athlete in college om that he was an outstanding safety in football and a great baseball player too. I also watched him play basketball and he could have started on the basketball team too.

Honorable mention - Adalius Thomas, DE/LB. The only player in the NFL to ever play all 11 positions. Yes, I said all 11 including the defensive line and defensive back positions. The first time he lined up at CB the WR laughed at him. When the ball was snapped Thomas blocked him off the field and into the bench. The WR didn't laugh when he lined up for the next play. lol

some relatively unknown stats/facts about how great Ray Guy was while at USM. This was from the year he was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame but should still accurate with the 4 or so years completed since the release

- Guy was selected with the 22nd pick by the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft, the first punter ever to be chosen in that round.
- In his first collegiate game as a Golden Eagle, Guy recorded a 77-yard punt, and he led the NCAA in punting in 1972 with a 46.2 average
- Guy concluded his three-year Southern Miss career with a 44.7 yard punting average and recorded three punts of over 70 yards, including a school record 93-yarder.
- Guy kicked a school-record 61-yard field goal in a snowstorm in Utah, which set an NCAA record at the time
- Guy also saw playing time as a defensive back at Southern Miss, notching 18 career interceptions. He holds the school record for most interceptions in a season (8) and is second in career interceptions (18)
- Guy was also a pitcher for the Southern Miss baseball team. He recorded a no-hitter and averaged 1.5 strikeouts per inning. He also recorded 16 strikeouts in one game
- Guy recorded 14 complete games in 31 career starts and was drafted by Major League Baseball for three-straight years.

(06-27-2018 07:01 PM)BRtransplant Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 09:42 AM)usm99 Wrote:  
(06-26-2018 07:47 PM)NueDaeEagle Wrote:  For Southern Miss.
Reggie Collier - the first college QB to run and pass for 1000 yds in a season.
Did it in the time when QB's did not run. Bear Bryant said he was the best athlete he had ever played against.

Torrie Bowie - Won 3 medals in the 2016 Olympics in track, gold, silver, and bronze.

Ray Guy - the best punter ever in college and the NFL, including the Hall of Fame honor. He also an unbelievable athlete in college om that he was an outstanding safety in football and a great baseball player too. I also watched him play basketball and he could have started on the basketball team too.

Honorable mention - Adalius Thomas, DE/LB. The only player in the NFL to ever play all 11 positions. Yes, I said all 11 including the defensive line and defensive back positions. The first time he lined up at CB the WR laughed at him. When the ball was snapped Thomas blocked him off the field and into the bench. The WR didn't laugh when he lined up for the next play. lol

some relatively unknown stats/facts about how great Ray Guy was while at USM. This was from the year he was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame but should still accurate with the 4 or so years completed since the release

- Guy was selected with the 22nd pick by the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft, the first punter ever to be chosen in that round.
- In his first collegiate game as a Golden Eagle, Guy recorded a 77-yard punt, and he led the NCAA in punting in 1972 with a 46.2 average
- Guy concluded his three-year Southern Miss career with a 44.7 yard punting average and recorded three punts of over 70 yards, including a school record 93-yarder.
- Guy kicked a school-record 61-yard field goal in a snowstorm in Utah, which set an NCAA record at the time
- Guy also saw playing time as a defensive back at Southern Miss, notching 18 career interceptions. He holds the school record for most interceptions in a season (8) and is second in career interceptions (18)
- Guy was also a pitcher for the Southern Miss baseball team. He recorded a no-hitter and averaged 1.5 strikeouts per inning. He also recorded 16 strikeouts in one game
- Guy recorded 14 complete games in 31 career starts and was drafted by Major League Baseball for three-straight years.
No doubt, he is the greatest punter to have ever played the game. That other stuff is pretty amazing, but his ability as a punter was unbelievable. As a Steelers fan during Guy's NFL career, I had to pull against him and his Raiders, but I always appreciated the great talent that he was.

Ray Guy was also a great tackler. There were many times on kick offs and punts for USM and Oakland that he was the one to put a hard lick on the return man.

Another tidbit about Guy. USM owes his recruitment to Bear Bryant. Guy had narrowed it down to Georgia and Alabama. On his visit to Alabama the Bear told him "Son, you come to Alabama and you'll never get a single grass stain on your uniform." Guy knew immediately he wasn't going to Alabama because he was a football player who wanted to mix it up. So he decided to check out Southern Miss and was told he could punt, kick, and play defensive back, and whatever else he wanted to. That did it, Guy was in. Thanks to the Bear.02-13-banana
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(07-01-2018 05:11 PM)NueDaeEagle Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 09:42 AM)usm99 Wrote:  
(06-26-2018 07:47 PM)NueDaeEagle Wrote:  For Southern Miss.
Reggie Collier - the first college QB to run and pass for 1000 yds in a season.
Did it in the time when QB's did not run. Bear Bryant said he was the best athlete he had ever played against.

Torrie Bowie - Won 3 medals in the 2016 Olympics in track, gold, silver, and bronze.

Ray Guy - the best punter ever in college and the NFL, including the Hall of Fame honor. He also an unbelievable athlete in college om that he was an outstanding safety in football and a great baseball player too. I also watched him play basketball and he could have started on the basketball team too.

Honorable mention - Adalius Thomas, DE/LB. The only player in the NFL to ever play all 11 positions. Yes, I said all 11 including the defensive line and defensive back positions. The first time he lined up at CB the WR laughed at him. When the ball was snapped Thomas blocked him off the field and into the bench. The WR didn't laugh when he lined up for the next play. lol

some relatively unknown stats/facts about how great Ray Guy was while at USM. This was from the year he was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame but should still accurate with the 4 or so years completed since the release

- Guy was selected with the 22nd pick by the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft, the first punter ever to be chosen in that round.
- In his first collegiate game as a Golden Eagle, Guy recorded a 77-yard punt, and he led the NCAA in punting in 1972 with a 46.2 average
- Guy concluded his three-year Southern Miss career with a 44.7 yard punting average and recorded three punts of over 70 yards, including a school record 93-yarder.
- Guy kicked a school-record 61-yard field goal in a snowstorm in Utah, which set an NCAA record at the time
- Guy also saw playing time as a defensive back at Southern Miss, notching 18 career interceptions. He holds the school record for most interceptions in a season (8) and is second in career interceptions (18)
- Guy was also a pitcher for the Southern Miss baseball team. He recorded a no-hitter and averaged 1.5 strikeouts per inning. He also recorded 16 strikeouts in one game
- Guy recorded 14 complete games in 31 career starts and was drafted by Major League Baseball for three-straight years.

(06-27-2018 07:01 PM)BRtransplant Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 09:42 AM)usm99 Wrote:  
(06-26-2018 07:47 PM)NueDaeEagle Wrote:  For Southern Miss.
Reggie Collier - the first college QB to run and pass for 1000 yds in a season.
Did it in the time when QB's did not run. Bear Bryant said he was the best athlete he had ever played against.

Torrie Bowie - Won 3 medals in the 2016 Olympics in track, gold, silver, and bronze.

Ray Guy - the best punter ever in college and the NFL, including the Hall of Fame honor. He also an unbelievable athlete in college om that he was an outstanding safety in football and a great baseball player too. I also watched him play basketball and he could have started on the basketball team too.

Honorable mention - Adalius Thomas, DE/LB. The only player in the NFL to ever play all 11 positions. Yes, I said all 11 including the defensive line and defensive back positions. The first time he lined up at CB the WR laughed at him. When the ball was snapped Thomas blocked him off the field and into the bench. The WR didn't laugh when he lined up for the next play. lol

some relatively unknown stats/facts about how great Ray Guy was while at USM. This was from the year he was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame but should still accurate with the 4 or so years completed since the release

- Guy was selected with the 22nd pick by the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft, the first punter ever to be chosen in that round.
- In his first collegiate game as a Golden Eagle, Guy recorded a 77-yard punt, and he led the NCAA in punting in 1972 with a 46.2 average
- Guy concluded his three-year Southern Miss career with a 44.7 yard punting average and recorded three punts of over 70 yards, including a school record 93-yarder.
- Guy kicked a school-record 61-yard field goal in a snowstorm in Utah, which set an NCAA record at the time
- Guy also saw playing time as a defensive back at Southern Miss, notching 18 career interceptions. He holds the school record for most interceptions in a season (8) and is second in career interceptions (18)
- Guy was also a pitcher for the Southern Miss baseball team. He recorded a no-hitter and averaged 1.5 strikeouts per inning. He also recorded 16 strikeouts in one game
- Guy recorded 14 complete games in 31 career starts and was drafted by Major League Baseball for three-straight years.
No doubt, he is the greatest punter to have ever played the game. That other stuff is pretty amazing, but his ability as a punter was unbelievable. As a Steelers fan during Guy's NFL career, I had to pull against him and his Raiders, but I always appreciated the great talent that he was.

Ray Guy was also a great tackler. There were many times on kick offs and punts for USM and Oakland that he was the one to put a hard lick on the return man.

Another tidbit about Guy. USM owes his recruitment to Bear Bryant. Guy had narrowed it down to Georgia and Alabama. On his visit to Alabama the Bear told him "Son, you come to Alabama and you'll never get a single grass stain on your uniform." Guy knew immediately he wasn't going to Alabama because he was a football player who wanted to mix it up. So he decided to check out Southern Miss and was told he could punt, kick, and play defensive back, and whatever else he wanted to. That did it, Guy was in. Thanks to the Bear.02-13-banana

Great story. I love hearing stuff like that. 03-thumbsup
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Ray Guy helped me jump start by car in Hattiesburg one time. Didn't realize it was him until after the fact.
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(06-30-2018 09:59 AM)USM@FTL Wrote:  La Tech with Bradshaw and Malone is hard to beat.

Truth.
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