Rice Institute football player Arthur C. Goforth #39
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame
Black and white photograph of Rice Owls football player Arthur C. Goforth, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Captions reads: Over the years, Rice has had an amazing number of exceptional football players for such a small school in major grid ranks. One of the best was ARTHUR C. GOFORTH, who later became a respected administrator of many years in the Clear Creek school district. When he came to then Rice Institute in the late 1930’s, however, he was one double-tough and fiercely competitive son-of-a-gun from Wichita Falls. He was then known as “Preacher Art” Goforth, noted for his entertaining sermons as well as fiery action on the gridiron. He was a three-year letterman who was named to the Football News 1941 all-America team. As did so many Owl gridders of that time, Art marched off to war in WWII as a U.S. Marine in 1941. After service, in 1946 he started a splendid career as a successful Texas high school coach at Galveston Kirwin, Lamar Consolidated, Houston Jeff Davis, Victoria College, and Clear Creek. He retired as a coach in 1963 to become a school principal. Goforth’s son, Bart, followed his footsteps to Rice and won the 1972 George Brown Award as the top Owl lineman while a co-captain.
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