Rice University Owls football player J. D. "Bucky" Allshouse #40
Black and white photograph of Rice University Owls football player J. D. "Bucky" Allshouse, wearing uniform number 40, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had parental support as that of 1990 Rice Athletic Hall of Fame inductee J.D. “BUCKY” ALLSHOUSE? How might his life been different if his father hadn’t “taken one for the team (family)” back in the 1960’s? Col. Allshouse volunteered for another tour of foreign combat duty in Vietnam back in the 1960’s, after earlier service in WWII and Korea, so the family could stay on base at Randolph Field. Bucky and family stayed so he could make all-state in football for the Randolph RoHawks and earn a scholarship to Rice. Dad got game films every week overseas, while Rice got a superior student-athlete. Allshouse enrolled at Rice in 1967. He was in the first Owl frosh class head coach “Bo” Hagan after Jess Neely’s retirement. Bucky had three fine letterman seasons for Hagan’s Owls, climaxed by making all-SWC as a defensive back (also a regular punter), and playing in the Blue-Gray all-star postseason game. Bucky’s best Owl grid memories were faking a punt on fourth and 13 to run for a first down on a drive to upset the Aggies, and a record-tying three interceptions in on game vs. TCU. After getting his B.S. in commerce in 1971, he became Rice’s academic counselor for athletes in daytime while earning his law degree in night school at South Texas School of Law which he eventually earned in 1975. He gave much of his time to his alma mater, was a member of Rice’s Board of Governors, and a past president of the “R” Association, the Owl Club, and Alumni Association.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame (poor quality original image)
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