Rice Institute Owls football, basketball, baseball, and track player Griff D. Vance
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls football, basketball, baseball player, and track and field athlete Griff D. Vance, class of 1920, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: In the only six months he attended Rice, GRIFF D. VANCE, Class of ’20, made four athletic letters—and he had a broken shoulder part of that time. He set Rice’s all-time-to-date scoring record of 99 points in one season in nine games as halfback on the 1916 Owls, leading both the state and the SWC. The Dallas news credited him with 14 touchdowns and 15 points after. He scored six touchdowns against SMU when Rice set the all-time one-game mark of 146-3—yet played less than a half and didn’t try a point-after that day. He also won letters as a basketball guard, baseball second baseman and track hurdler-javelin thrower. Having come to Rice from West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, Griff was commissioned directly into the Army (a la West Point) when the U. S. entered World War I in the spring of 1917. He married in service and never returned to Rice as a student. Since 1925, Griff has been a successful auto agency operator in Houston.
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