Prentice Gautt (2000)

Induction Sponsored by
University of Oklahoma Teammates, and the University of Oklahoma
Athletic Department

Prentice Gautt was an outstanding University of Oklahoma running back. In 1956, he became the first African-American to play football at Oklahoma. He was a two-time All-Big Eight and Academic All-American, and in 1959, set the Orange Bowl record for the highest rushing average of 15.7 yards per carry.  In 1960, Gautt was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and then moved to St. Louis in '61 where played until his retirement in 1967. In his 88 professional games, he compiled 2,466 total rushing yards, had 79 receptions for 901 total yards and 17 touchdowns.  He was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame in 1985.