Texoma Sports Hall of Fame 2024 Inductee: Dick Todd

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The fifth annual Nexstar Sports Awards and Hall of Fame banquet are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2024, inside D.L. Ligon Coliseum on the campus of Midwestern State University.

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The Texoma Sports Hall of Fame was founded along with the annual Nexstar Sports Awards in 2019, honoring local legends who left their mark on Texoma athletics and enshrining them among the most talented athletes Texoma has ever seen.

Each year during the Nexstar Sports Awards, several athletes who called Texoma home are added to the Nexstar Sports Hall of Fame. In 2024, four individuals and the first-ever team were inducted into the Nexstar Sports Hall of Fame.

2024 Inductee — Dick Todd

One of the greatest Wildcats of all time, Dick Todd is a legend in Foard County and a household name in the city of Crowell.

Todd is a Texas football legend whose name already appears in four Hall of Fames.

Todd scored 664 points during his four seasons as a Crowell Wildcat, with nearly half (318 points) coming during his senior year in 1934. It was a national record for points in a single season at the time.

The talented running back was a unanimous All-State selection, marking the first player from a Class B team to ever do so.

Todd continued his athletic career as an Aggie, earning All-American honors at Texas A&M. His name is scattered through the record books, and he still holds the school record for career punt return yards.

In 1938 Todd was drafted into the NFL by Washington. Three times, they reached the Championship Game, winning it all in 1942.

Over 8 professional seasons, Todd scored 33 touchdowns, rushing and receiving, with nearly 3,500 all-purpose yards.

In 1943, his pro career was put on hold for military service during World War II, although he did compete with his fellow servicemen on the Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks, a U.S. Navy-sanctioned football squad. Todd was named the nation's Most Outstanding Service Player that season.

After his career was over, Todd went into coaching, first as an assistant on staff at his alma mater, Texas A&M, then in the NFL with Washington, where he served 9 games as the team's interim head coach.

Todd later became the head football coach at Midwestern State University for two years, 1955 and 1956, which would ultimately be the final two seasons before the program went on a 32-year hiatus. He also had coaching stops both at SMU and with the AFL's New York Titans.

To this day, Todd's name hangs over the entrance to Crowell's football field.

Texoma Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2024

1964 Archer City Wildcats | Dick Todd | D.L. Ligon | Gayno Shelton | Mia Hamm

Current members of the Texoma Sports Hall of Fame

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