Series on 100 Years of All-State brings history to life
The 100 Years of All-State package really came to life for us last Monday in our office, when Vian football coach Brandon Tyler pulled a small memento out of his pocket. It was a 1943 Oklahoman All-State ring.
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The ring was awarded to Tyler's grandfather, Richard Moseley, an All-Stater from Muskogee in 1943.
Moseley was a good player at Tulsa and had the potential to play pro ball until a kidney injury ended his career as a senior.
He died in 1977, and Tyler's grandmother gave him a box of Moseley's old football memorabilia. There were items from Moseley's days as a tight end at Tulsa, and several other artifacts — including that ring.
“I was 4 years old when he passed away, and my grandmother gave me all of his old football stuff,” Tyler said. “I didn't understand it much when I was 4, but he was a great football player, and it means a lot to me to have that stuff.”
To everyone who emailed, wrote or called to voice your appreciation and share your stories on the 100 Years of All-State series — and to those who happily followed the stories and lists in a less vocal way — we thank you. We're glad you enjoyed reading it.
And know that we enjoyed bringing it to much more.
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