Former Henryetta High School star Troy Aikman will be honored Tuesday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and All-State Insurance as a “Hometown Hall of Famer.”
The “Hometown Hall of Famer” program honors the hometown roots of football's greatest players. Aikman will be given a plaque during a 2 p.m. ceremony at Henryetta High. One of Aikman's high school coaches, Rick Enis, will make the presentation in front of the student body and faculty.
Aikman was an All-State quarterback at Henryetta, before playing briefly at Oklahoma, transferring to UCLA and then leading the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 after throwing for 32,942 yards and 165 touchdowns.
Aikman is currently a television analyst for NFL games on Fox Sports.
TENNIS PLAYERS IN NATIONALS
Junior players from the Oklahoma City Tennis Center and Earlywine Park begin play Friday at the USTA 18 and Under National Junior Team Championships in Cayce, S.C. The Oklahoma City team qualified by winning the five-state Missouri Valley Sectional Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Team members are Emmily Burdine, Blake Crawford, Jordan Henry, Thi Lam, Maria Marcos, Seth Moore, Josh Noel, Kristyn Schein and Buddy Wren. The four-day tournament includes singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
*Traditional national wrestling powers Nebraska-Kearney and Central Oklahoma were voted to finish Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the Mid-America Athletics Association. Defending NCAA Division II champion Nebraska-Kearney received four of six possible first-place votes, while UCO picked up the other two. Fort Hays State (Kan.), Lindenwood (Mo.), Central Missouri and Truman (Mo.) rounded out the poll.
*The Oklahoma State men's basketball team will sign autographs from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the northeast corner of Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys will have two-sided posters available to the public free of charge.