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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Dan Irons

Class of 2016

Dan Irons | 1970-1972 | Monterey High School | Football

Dan Irons was a football and basketball athlete for Monterey High School from 1970 to 1973. In 1971-72 he was All-District in basketball, and was named Most Valuable Player in the 1972 Caprock Holiday Basketball Tournament. In the 1972-73 season he made All-District, All-South Plains, and was named South Plains Player of the Year. Although outstanding at basketball, football would ultimately become his main sport. In 1972 the offensive tackle was All-District, All-South Plains and Second-Team All-State.

After high school, his size, speed and blocking abilities earned Irons a football scholarship to Texas Tech University. In 1975, as a starter on the offensive line, he helped the Red Raiders lead the Southwest Conference in total yards. In 1976 and 1977, he made the All-Southwest Conference Football team. Following his senior year, as a 6-foot, 7-inch, 260-pound tackle, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from several publications and organizations including the American Football Coaches Association and United Press International (UPI). In 1977 he played in the All-American Hula Bowl.

After college, Irons was drafted in the 12th round to play for the San Francisco 49ers, although knee problems would ultimately prevent him from playing. In 1999 Iron was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. Most recently he was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame (2015). He currently resides in Midland, where he has lived for the past 30 years.
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