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Aggie Gridiron Legends: Junior Wolf

Posted Thursday, June 05, 2008 by Staff
Former Aggie great Junior Wolf is approaching the 50th anniversary of one of the incredible feats in college football history. In 1958, Wolf scored 8 touchdowns in one game when the Aggies defeated St. Mary of the Plains College. That record still stands today.

James "Junior" Wolf made quite a name for himself as an athlete while a schoolboy for the Hobart Bearcats becoming a four sport letter winner. His feats on the gridiron earned him a trip to the Oklahoma All Star game as a member of the 1953 All State team.

Upon graduation, Wolf headed to Oklahoma A & M, now Oklahoma State University where he earned the starting position at quarterback of the freshman team. At that time freshemen were not allowed to play on the varsity.

In 1956, the 6'4", 190 pounder transferred to OPSU (Panhandle A & M College) and ran his way into imortality.

Before his 8 touchdown outing against St. Mary of the Plains, Wolf had recorded 4 touchdown vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State in the week prior to his record setting performance, totalling12 TDs in a two week span. Wolf went on to lead the nation in scoring in 1958 with 25 TDs on the season. He was honored as a NAIA All American and an Associated Press All American, as well.

Wolf was drafted by both the Washington Redskins of the NFL and the Houston Oilers of the flledgling AFL ending up in camp with the Redskins.

in 1973, Wolf, a member of the Kiowa tribe, was honored with induction into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame alongside such great Native American athletes as Jim Thorpe, also a fellow Oklahoman.

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