Owen Smaulding

by Mike Magers

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Born in Ft. Griffin, Texas, Bazz Owen Smaulding was raised in Albuquerque and attended Albuquerque High School. He was an outstanding athlete in high school, once scoring seven touchdowns in a single game against Santa Fe High School.  He also excelled at every sport that he tried, including basketball, baseball and  track.  He was not particularly big, carrying 170 lbs. on his 5’11” frame.

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Dr. Larry White

by Mike Magers

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Dr. Larry White graduated from Hobbs High School in Lea County, New Mexico in 1950.  He played center and linebacker at University of New Mexico, having the distinction of being the first All-American football player from that university.  In 1952, the Lobos earned a 7-2 record despite not having a strong offense.  That year the Lobo defense was ranked number one in the nation, allowing 46 points the entire season with White on defense.

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