Dewey Selmon, Pat Jones, Ferguson Jenkins and Lynne Draper were named Tuesday as the 2012 living inductees for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, joining the late Perry Maxwell and Jesse “Cab” Renick for the 2012 class.
The golf architect of Tulsa’s Southern Hills, which has brought multiple PGA Championships and U.S. Opens to Oklahoma, Maxwell is known as the “father of Oklahoma golf.”
Maxwell was involved with the original or complete redesign of 13 Oklahoma courses, including Oklahoma City’s Twin Hills, Bartlesville’s Hillcrest, Lawton Country Club and Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Maxwell’s other designs include The Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
JESSE “CAB” RENICK
OSU’s first two-time basketball all-American, Renick hailed from Marietta and became Henry Iba’s first star in Stillwater, in the late 1930s. Renick was on the 1948 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal. He became the second American Indian to win Olympic gold, behind Jim Thorpe.
Founded the Jim Thorpe Association, which led to the formation of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the creation of the Hall of Fame building. Draper also was co-creator of the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the best defensive back in college football.
One of baseball’s greatest pitchers of the 1960s and 1970s, Jenkins won 284 major league games and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jenkins came to Oklahoma in 1988 as the 89ers’ pitching coach, a job he held two years. But Jenkins lived in Oklahoma for 17 years, living on his farm in Guthrie.
OSU football’s career coaching leader in victories, Jones coached the Cowboys to 10-win seasons in 1984, 1987 and 1988. His OSU record was 62-60-3. Jones coached Thurman Thomas, Barry Sanders and Mike Gundy.
The third Selmon brother to enter the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Dewey was a two-time all-American nose guard at OU. He played with brothers Lucious and Lee Roy on the great 1973 Sooner defensive line, then with Lee Roy the next two seasons. Dewey went on to play six seasons in the NFL.