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Daily UPI Sports retired

San Antonio, TX

#113 Dec 8, 2012
QUOTE who=Daily UPI Sports retired UPI, 1960 - 1962] Bill T. Rogers was a very good football player in high school.[6'1" 220 linebacker] was a transfer from Carroll High School in Corpus Christi. UPI Sports covered the 32 AA Division during Rogers senior year, 1961-62. UPI as well as the Associated Press cited him as 1st Team All-District. Don't really know about the 'Honorable Mention - High School All-American part. Do Know in an interview with Carroll High School Coach Murray Mitchell in 1961 stated in his 30 years of coaching, Rogers just may have had as much potential to be as good as any other young man he'd come across during his coaching path.
Daily UPI Sports retired

San Antonio, TX

#114 Dec 8, 2012
erase this area due to double paging.
Daily UPI Sports retired

San Antonio, TX

#115 Dec 9, 2012
Associated Press - United Press International
Houston, Tx.
Nov 26, 1963
Mar 25, 1967 Daily UPI Sports retired : AOL "Looking Back" feature- Jim Bohanan, Dallas, Tx
UPI, 1961 - 1962] Bill T. Rogers was an exceptional football player in high school.[6'1" 220 linebacker] was a transfer from Mary Carroll High School, Corpus Christi. Always highly touted but a much smaller school, Hebbronville High School. The home of an abnormally large number of football players who went on to great achievements in college and even in the NfL. UPI Sports covered the 32 AA Division during Rogers senior year, 1961-62 . UPI as well as the Associated Press cited him as 1st Team All-District. Received full scholarship to played for Colorado State College. He made the starting team his freshman year. Four games into the season he was given a temporary 'bonus' from an 'unknown' super supporter of his own apartment and his own car. Rogers could utilize both as long as he kept playing. Although very much wanted, Rogers did not return to Colorado. Substantiated information has indicated Rogers never cared much for football and never played the game any harder than he had to. He also never attended a football game in his whole life nor a track event or a baseball game. Sports writers and others have wondered how good he may have been if he just tried a little harder. Several folks actually got the opportunity to ask Rogers a few years later on. He always seemed surprised at that question and simply stated "I never had the desire to be good or great in any sport. The way things were and still are, it just makes life easier in school to be an admired football player. Not only were you more popular with the kids but even the teachers went out of their way to talk with you and 'help' with any actual learning difficulties you might be having in their particular class. That's the only reason I played.
New York Times

San Antonio, TX

#116 Dec 9, 2012
pre-posted page -story to come.
froyo

Mcallen, TX

#117 Dec 9, 2012
Steve Rice

Emmitt Smith

Bo Jackson

Bruce Thomas

George Blanda
andy gallegos

Corpus Christi, TX

#118 Oct 5, 2013
tony romo!
Brisketero

Mission, TX

#119 Oct 5, 2013
froyo wrote:
Steve Rice
Emmitt Smith
Bo Jackson
Bruce Thomas
George Blanda
those are NFL players
bunch of great names

Laredo, TX

#120 Oct 23, 2013
reno52 wrote:
i played during the 80S i look up to players like david o ramirez, pacheco, alan (jaws)ramirez, rick (slick), rudy medeine, ironman ball players like huerta and garza in 84, escamilla, rene benevidez. rios( i saw him play in a quarter final game agaist some team with a turkey mascot, and he nearly knocked him out on a punt return, of coarse the rene ramirez, oscar gonzalez, big time names
But the teams were exceptional, talent even sitting on the bench !!
Oyes

Mission, TX

#121 Oct 23, 2013
One 11-man team has possession of the football. It is called the offense and it tries to advance the ball down the field-by running with the ball or throwing it - and score points by crossing the goal line and getting into an area called the end zone.
The other team (also with 11 players) is called the defense. It tries to stop the offensive team and make it give up possession of the ball. If the team with the ball does score or is forced to give up possession, the offensive and defensive teams switch roles (the offensive team goes on defense and the defensive team goes on offense). And so on, back and forth, until all four quarters of the game have been played.
The store is now closed and she approaches me claiming she has one last assignment for me to do. "I need help with something in my office." she said as she turned to the side with her hand on her hip, giving me a side view of her huge butt. The only big thing in here is that, I thought. As we enter her office, she slammed the door shut.
MOVING THE BALL - The Run and the Pass
A play begins with the snap. At the line of scrimmage (the position on the field where the play begins), the quarterback loudly calls out a play in code and the player in front of him, the center, passes, or snaps the ball under his legs to the quarterback. From there, the quarterback can either throw the ball, hand it off, or run with it.
THE RUN
There are two main ways for the offense to advance the ball. The first is called a run. This occurs when the quarterback hands the ball off to a running back, who then tries to gain as many yards as possible by eluding defensive players. The quarterback is also allowed to run with the ball.
THE PASS
The other alternative to running the ball is to throw it. Or as they say in football, pass it! Usually, the quarterback does the passing, though there are times when another player may pass the ball to confuse the defense. Actually, anyone on the offensive team is allowed to pass the ball as long as the pass is thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. A pass is complete if the ball is caught by another offensive player, usually the "wide receiver" or "tight end." If the ball hits the ground before someone catches it, it is called an incomplete pass.
SCORING
The object of the game is to score the most points. There are four ways to score points in football.
TOUCHDOWN = 6 POINTS
A touchdown is the biggest single score in a football game. It is worth six points, and it allows the scoring team an opportunity to attempt to get an extra point. To score a touchdown, the ball must be carried across the goal line into the end zone, caught in the end zone, or a fumble recovered in the end zone, or an untouched kickoff recovered in the end zone by the kicking team.

THE TWO SIDES OF THE BALL
THE OFFENSE
Whichever team has possession of the ball is the offense. While only the quarterback, the wide receivers and tight ends, and the running backs can legally handle the ball, it is the quarterback who is the leader of the team and the playmaker. In fact, he's a man of many talents - he not only throws the ball, he outlines each play to his team.
THE OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
The quarterback ("QB") passes or hands off the ball.
The center snaps the ball to the QB and blocks the defense.
2 guards and 2 tackles keep the defense at bay.
2/4 wide receivers catch the ball thrown by the QB.
1 or 2 running backs take the ball and run with it.
1 or 2 tight ends block the defense and can also catches passes.
THE DEFENSE
The job of the defense is to stop the offense. The 11 men on the defensive team all work together to keep the offense from advancing toward the defense's end zone.
THE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Linebackers defend against the pass, and push forward to stop the run or tackle the QB.
The defensive line (ends and tackles) battles head-to-head against the offensive line.
Cornerbacks and safeties defend against the pass from the QB to the wide receiver and help to stop the run.
fact

Euless, TX

#122 Oct 24, 2013
Horns wrote:
<quoted text>Rene Ramirez played for the UT Longhorns as a HalfBack. He was an All Southwest Conference pick in 1959 and was one of the first draft picks for the Buffalo Bills in 1960. Although, he chose not to play in the pros. Another player I believe was great was Rodemiro Gonzales, also played in the 1950's. I believe he was the starting safety for the TCU HornFrogs in 1959 and also played HB. Gonzales also played baseball for the HornFrogs. It might have been in the 1950's, but we must give credit where it is due. Hebbronville in the 1950's had dominate football teams.
Awesome and so true. Rene Ramirez. He is a top player from hebbronville . The guys of 90's will never compare or accomplish what he has. He has just been inducted to the hall of fame in UT this month after playing in 50's. he still is been recognized after years of playing. now that is something. Lmao fact
google

Euless, TX

#123 Oct 24, 2013
fact wrote:
<quoted text>Awesome and so true. Rene Ramirez. He is a top player from hebbronville . The guys of 90's will never compare or accomplish what he has. He has just been inducted to the hall of fame in UT this month after playing in 50's. he still is been recognized after years of playing. now that is something. Lmao fact
If you google Rene Ramirez he has so many articles of all sorts. Google the guys you have mention like your 90's guys hello nothing cause hebbronville is as far as they went. Top guys is topic.
DAE

Mcallen, TX

#124 Oct 24, 2013
fact wrote:
<quoted text>
Awesome and so true. Rene Ramirez. He is a top player from hebbronville . The guys of 90's will never compare or accomplish what he has. He has just been inducted to the hall of fame in UT this month after playing in 50's. he still is been recognized after years of playing. now that is something. Lmao fact
IT'S TRUE!! Rene Ramirez a.k.a "The Galloping Gaucho".
Oyes

Mission, TX

#125 Oct 24, 2013
but was he a good lover?
DAE

United States

#126 Oct 24, 2013
Oyes wrote:
but was he a good lover?
LMAO! Pos quien sabe. Don't know.
Don Julio

Euless, TX

#127 Oct 26, 2013
rrb wrote:
Hebbronville Longhorns is South Texas Football !! There is something good to say about every decade , 50's, 60's 70's 80's . Horns tear it up , teams were intemidated when we would show up to play.
Many great players have played on that field:
RENE RAMIREZ , " JAWS " , AV CANALES , TOMMY DOMINGUEZ, EDDIE GARZA , JOHNNY YBANEZ , " FLETCHA " DAMIEN MORENO , ADEMAR, JOE SOLIZ , PAULINO SILGUERO , GUY ELLISON, JOE RIOS , VERA , JOSEPH MALDONADO, DAVID BENAVIDES , YOU GET MY DRIFT.
I FOLLOW HEBB FOOTBALL , ONCE A LONGHORN ALWAYS A LONGHORN !!
IT'S ABOUT PRIDE AND WORK ETHIC, PLAY HARD !! HEBBRONVILLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN TO HIT HARD !!
you mean Crazy Mr.Yzaguirres 80s crew - and all his drug addict football players!!!! Give me a break!
Ernie

Euless, TX

#128 Oct 26, 2013
?????
JoseAntonio

North Richland Hills, TX

#129 Nov 9, 2013
what year wrote:
what year are all these players from just wanting to know what rene ramirez and david garza ?
I played football in the 1960, but saw the Hebbronville Teams from the middle 1950's. Rene Ramirez would have to be in the All history Hebbronville Football team. He also had 2 or 3 others from that era that could be in that team also. We can make our "Best of Hebbronville Football Team", but that could could not be fair,for Hebbronville went from 1-A to 2-AA and their were many coaches, both good and bad. I am proud to have played as a "NoHorn"', "ShortHorn" and "LongHorn". I am proud that Hebbrinville was and is a football town and that our players and alumni went and are going off to better things in life. I feel proud when I see the kids and people of Hebbronville do good and honorable things. I am proud of this year's football team, and of all the teams that have carried the Longhorn Banner, but most of all, I am proud of the 1959 to 1962 Longhorn teams and the Cheerleaders and Longhorn Bands, because I was part of them.
UPI Sports Archives

San Antonio, TX

#130 Jul 14, 2014
Corlos spicey weiner wrote:
K so who was good in track
Al Rogers - Archives 1933 >> Hebbronville didn't even have a track team that year. Coach from football witnessed Rogers during PE looking like he could be an athlete but not interested. The important 'Border Olympics' were coming up soon. Coach asked Rogers if he would do the school a great favor and represent Hebbronville at the 'Border Olympics'. Rogers said of course...'but I wouldn't know what to enter'. Coach says, "just enter any event you might be able to compete in. End result Al Rogers entered all the events he was allowed [5}-- He, Rogers, won Gold in all five events and by himself won Best High School Placement for the Border Olympics for Hebbronville. High School. That same year, not knowing anything about boxing, he was asked to participate in the Open Division Middle Weight trials beginning in Hebbronville. Rogers won all of his fights and awarded the Texas Golden Gloves Middle Weight Championship of Texas. Later Rogers married Annie Bond [the best looking girl in Hebbronville]. They had 8 children and due to Al having a very difficult time talking about himself, none of his children were aware of any of these abnormal feats of accomplishment until he passed away.... and their mom sat them down and told all his children a little about their father. Fact is, Al Rogers may very well have been the greatest all around athlete in Hebbronville High School History - and never fully participated in any sport..

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