Rice Institute football player Arthur C. Goforth #39
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.
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame
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