Rice Institute Owls football player Bill Howton
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls football player Bill Howton, class of 1952, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Bill Howton (1952) was All-SWC in 1950 and 1951, All-American in 1951 then All-Pro six times while playing with the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys. Of all his Great Days for Rice, none top Bill’s performance against SMU in 1951 when he caught three touchdown passes to lead Rice over the Mustangs, 28-7, only a week after SMU had beaten mighty Notre Dame. A high hurdler at Plainview High before Rice, Bill had the speed, the savvy and the bounce to rank as one of Rice’s all-time greatest receivers, then be as outstanding in pro ranks, breaking even All-Timer Don Huston’s Green Bay records. Bill is now in the securities business in Dallas.
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