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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]

Gregg Lott

Class of 2020

Gregg Lott | 1961 – 1964 | Lubbock High School | Football

The great athletes are gifted. That was certainly the case with Greg Lott. He was an all-around athlete. Greg was a sprinter on the track team and played both ways on the football team as the quarterback and defensive back for the Lubbock High Westerners from 1961-1963. His command of the field was legendary, and when the game was on the line, he wanted the ball. As one opposing coach said of Lott, “He has speed, he can pass, and do anything with a football. He makes the Westerners a threat to score from anywhere on the field.” In his senior year, Lott led the Westerners to a victory over the Monterey Plainsmen, 18-14. That victory brought the Silver Spurs back to the Westerners. The last time Lubbock High had beaten Monterey was in 1957. Greg was an All-District football player during his years at Lubbock High. And he was selected to play in the 1964 Oil Bowl Game and in the 1964 Texas Coaches High School All Star Game. Some longtime observers of Lubbock ISD Athletics believe that Greg Lott is one of the best football players to ever come out of Lubbock. Lott was offered a full football scholarship to the University of Texas by Coach Darrell Royal. Being the godson of Lubbock native and legendary Longhorn, Bobby Layne, Greg decided to go to UT. He was one of 11 quarterbacks on the freshman team. Lott led the freshman team in rushing that year with 8.9 yards per carry. He played quarterback, tailback, and defensive back. He finished the season as the starting quarterback and was named to the Freshman All-Southwest Conference Team. He led the 1965 Longhorns to a 19-0 victory over then #1 Oklahoma and in 1966 he came back to Lubbock and ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown against Texas Tech. He could play any of the skill positions on the field and Coach Royal used Lott to take advantage of his outstanding athletic abilities. Greg’s football career came to an end when he suffered a knee injury in 1966 in the game against rival Arkansas. It was during his time at UT that he met his lifetime love, Farrah Fawcett. Although Farrah went on to Hollywood fame, their love remained until her death from cancer in 2009.
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