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Join us for the 2024 LUBBOCK ISD ATHLETIC HALL OF HONOR INDUCTION CEREMONY

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]

Jimmy Gafford

Class of 2016

Jimmy Gafford | 1951-1952 | Lubbock High School | Football

Jimmy Gafford, or as teammates called him, “Moose” played tackle on the 1951 and 1952 Lubbock High School State Champion Football Teams. During his time as a Westerner, Gafford was named to the All-District and All-State Teams, and earned recognition as a High School All-American (6th Team). His hard work and dedication earned him the Most Valuable Player Award, as voted by his teammates.Gafford received a football scholarship to the University of Texas, but chose to attend San Angelo College. Gafford played guard at San Angelo, and was selected All-State, All-Conference, and honorable mention All-American. Gafford continued his football career at Oklahoma University, where he spent a redshirt season before transferring to Midwestern University. There he was selected outstanding lineman by his teammates. After Midwestern dropped their football program, he transferred to East Texas State, where he played on back-to-back Tangerine Bowl Championship teams.
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