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DEFENSIVE LINEMEN HARVEY ARMSTRONG Earned All-America honors at defensive tackle in 1981. Co-captain of 1981 SWC Championship squad that finished 10-1. Played for Philadelphia Eagles (1982-84) and Indianapolis Colts (1986-90).

JERRY BALL After being recruited as a fullback, became three-time All-SWC selection at nose tackle from 1984-86. Third-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 1987 and started every game during his rookie season. Named to three Pro Bowl squads in six seasons with the Lions. Played for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons from 1993-94 before signing with the Oakland Raiders in 1995. Played with the Minnesota Vikings in 1998.

MICHAEL CARTER Won the silver medal in the shot put at the 1984 Summer Olympics. All-SWC defensive tackle in 1983. Fifth-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 1984. Three-time Pro Bowl selection at nose tackle. Anchored 49ers' defensive line for nine seasons (1984-92). Dick Hightower was an All-America center for SMU in 1951

FORREST GREGG Two-time All-SWC selection in 1954 and 1955. A two-way player at both offensive and defensive tackle from 1952-55. Played 14 seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowl rings with the Green Bay Packers in 1967 and 1968. Selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. Coached the Cincinnati Begnals to Super Bowl XVI. Served as SMU’s head football coach (1989-90) and athletic director (1990-94).

DICK HIGHTOWER All-America selection at center in 1951. Two-time All-SWC selection in 1950 and 1951 while blocking for Kyle Rote. Rugged two-way performer who led the team in tackles as a linebacker in 1951.

RAY SCHOENKE Selected to the All-SWC team and was honored as an Academic AllAmerican in 1962. Spent two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys in 1963 and 1964 before playing 10 seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1966-75. Ran for Governor of Maryland in 1998.

HENRY SHEPPARD First-team All-Southwest Conference selection at offensive tackle in 1974 and 1975. Second-team All-SWC honoree as a sophomore in 1973. Helped SMU average more than 260 yards per game on the ground in both his junior and senior seasons. Played professionally for the Cleveland Browns from 1976-81.

TRUMAN SPAIN First-team All-America and All-Southwest Conference as a senior guard in 1935. Helped lead SMU to a 12-1 record and the national championship in 1935. Integral part of an offense which outscored its opponents 288-39 in 1935.

Michael Carter was an All-SWC performer at SMU before becoming a Pro Bowl defender for the San Francisco 49ers


2013 SMU Football Factbook  

A complete look at the 2013 SMU football team. Complete with rosters, bios, stats, history and records.

2013 SMU Football Factbook  

A complete look at the 2013 SMU football team. Complete with rosters, bios, stats, history and records.