Joe Washington was named an All-Big 8 three consecutive years, All-American in '74 and '75, was third in the 1974 Heisman Trophy voting and fifth in 1975. He had 3,995 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns, leading the University of Oklahoma to national championships in 1974 and 1975. He was the fourth pick in the 1976 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Traded to Baltimore in 1978, he led the Colts with 956 yards rushing and gained another 499 yards in kickoff returns. With the Washington Redskins during the years 1981-84, he played in Super Bowls XVII and XVIII. In a 10-year pro career, "Little Joe" gained 4,839 yards on the ground, caught 395 passes for 3,412 yards and made the Pro Bowl in 1979. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
Induction Sponsored by Family and Friends of Marques Haynes
Oklahoma City native, Bobby Murcer, played seventeen years in the major leagues from 1965-1983, all but four with the New York Yankees ('75 and '76 with the Giants, '77 and '78 with the Cubs), and took two years off for military service. In a three-year stretch through 1971-1973, he averaged twenty-seven home runs, ninety-five runs batted in and a batting average of .325. He was named to the American League All Star Team all three years. In 1981, he led American League pinch hitters with three home runs and 12 RBIs. He completed his career with more than 250 home runs, 285 doubles, over 1,000 RBIs and 1862 hits. Murcer appeared in five consecutive All-Star Games, one World Series, and won a Gold Glove in 1972.
OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Induction Sponsored by John Madden, AT&T
Lawton, Oklahoma, native Freckles Brown was the National Finals Rodeo bull riding champion in 1962, and at the age of forty-one, the oldest bull rider to ever hold that title. He also competed in saddle broncs, bareback broncs and bulldogging. His efforts as a four-event cowboy earned him an impressive number of all-around championships including Omaha, Enid, San Saba, North Platte, Amarillo (twice) and Carlsbad (twice). He is best known for riding a bull named Tornado. Tornado had thrown more than 250 consecutive riders during his six-year career in rodeo competition before Freckles rode him in 1967 for the required eight seconds. Brown is a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Class of 1993 Inductees
A native of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Marques Haynes was a four-time All-Conference basketball player at Langston University and three-time conference high scorer. He led Langston to a 112-3 winning record, two undefeated seasons and a victory over the Harlem Globetrotters. Haynes signed with the Kansas City Stars, a Globetrotter affiliate in 1946. He starred with the Globetrotters from 1947-1953. In between organizing his own touring teams, the Fabulous Magicians and the Harlem Magicians, he returned to the Globetrotters from 1972-1979, and again from 1981 to 1983. Titled the “World’s Greatest Dribbler”, he played in over 12,000 basketball games across the globe, and was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
Induction Sponsored by Southeastern Oklahoma State University
A graduate of Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Bloomer Sullivan coached basketball at Southeastern from 1937 – 1967, guiding his teams to 662 wins and only 235 losses. He led Southeastern to 13 conference championships and made nine NAIA Tournament appearances, finishing second twice and third once. Sullivan believed his success was measured by his players’ success, in sports and their personal lives. Seven of his players won All-American honors and 35 were named All-Conference. His career record earned him a place in the elite 600-win club. He was voted the 1957 NAIA Coach of the Year and inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1959.
Induction Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department
Induction Sponsored by Family and Friends of Freckles Brown
Walt Garrison was a three-year letterman at Oklahoma State University from 1963-1965, leading the team in rushing in 1964 with 730 yards, and his senior season with 924 yards. He was named an All-Big Eight running back in 1965 and Academic All-Big Eight in 1964. Garrison played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1966-1974, including two Super Bowls. He finished his professional career with 3,866 rushing yards, an average 4.3 yards per carry and 30 rushing touchdowns as a fullback. He also caught 183 passes for 1794 yards and nine touchdowns ran back 41 kickoffs for 813 yards and appeared in two pro bowls. He spent time on the professional rodeo circuit during the off-season and a knee injury in a steer wrestling exhibition ended his football career.
Induction Sponsored by Oklahoma State University Athletic Department