Cotton Bowl football tackle of Rice Institute's Dicky Maegle, view # 1 of 3
At this Cotton Bowl game, Rice vs. Alabama, an Alabama player (Tommy Lewis) jumped off the bench to tackle Rice's Dicky Maegle, who was running for a touchdown. Rice was awarded the touchdown and went on to win the game 28-6.
William M. Rice Institute's football player, Dicky Maegle, running with the football close to the University of Alabama sideline, during the 1954 Cotton Bowl game. Alabama football players number 54 and 33 and William M. Rice Institute football player number 78 are also on the field. The sideline is crowded with off-field Alabama players and coaching staff and an Alabama football player, Tommy Lewis (number 42), can be seen preparing to illegally tackle Maegle. Despite the controversial move, the Rice Owls were awarded a touchdown. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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Related Work(s)This image was included in the Rice centennial history book, published with support of the Rice Historical Society. Karen Hess Rogers, Lee Pecht and Alan Harris Bath, "Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures"(College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2012), 85
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