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Hall of Fame 2003

The UNT Athletic Hall of Fame inductees for 2003 are:

Charles BeattyChuck Beatty

Beatty's play as an all-conference safety on the North Texas defenses of the late 1960s helped inspire the school's Mean Green team nickname. Beatty was a three-time letterman from 1966 to 1968 and was named All-Missouri Valley Conference following his junior season in 1967. As a senior, Beatty was a cornerstone on the defensive unit that also featured Joe Greene, and he led the nation in pass defense and interceptions. After finishing his North Texas career, Beatty was a seventh-round draft pick of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played four seasons as a teammate of Greene's. He later played one season with the St. Louis Cardinals and one season in the World Football League. At the time of his induction into the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame, Beatty was serving as the first five-term mayor of Waxahachie in addition to being a member of the UNT System Board of Regents.


Toby GowinToby Gowin

North Texas never worried about its punting with Gowin handling the kicks for four straight seasons, from 1993 to 1996. In fact, Gowin established himself as one of the Mean Green's all-time great punters when he set school records for number of punts in a season (89) and total yards (3,946) in 1996 — the same year he was named third team All-American by the Associated Press and voted first team All-Big West Conference. His 96-yard punt against Vanderbilt in 1996 still stands as the longest punt in school history. Gowin, who also handled kickoff duties for North Texas, posted a career-high 44.3-yard punting average as a senior in 1996. He signed as a rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and averaged nearly 43 yards per punt his first three seasons with the team. After signing as a free agent with New Orleans and playing three seasons with the Saints, Gowin re-signed with the Cowboys prior to the 2003 season.


Glen HollowayGlen Holloway

Holloway was the cornerstone of the North Texas offensive line from 1967 to 1969, earning All-American recognition while helping lead the Mean Green to a Missouri Valley Conference championship and two second-place finishes. A three-year starter at guard, Holloway started 31 consecutive games and was twice named first team All-Missouri Valley Conference. He was named a preseason Playboy All-American prior to his senior season in 1969 and after the season was voted to both the AP and UPI All-America teams. He represented North Texas in three postseason all-star games, including the East-West Shrine Game, the All-American Bowl and the Senior Bowl. After his collegiate career, Holloway was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1970 and was named the Bears' Rookie of the Year following his first NFL season.


Dale ImelDale Imel

Imel was one of the most successful long-distance runners in the history of North Texas, earning four letters in cross country and track from 1951 to 1955. Captain of the track team as a senior in 1954-55, Imel went undefeated in cross country as a sophomore and lost just once his junior season. Imel won the mile event for four consecutive years at the Southwestern Recreation Meet and won the mile at the Border Olympics three straight years. As a member of the Eagles' two-mile relay team, he helped North Texas win the event at the Kansas Relays. He also won the 5,000-meter run at the Texas AAU meet, setting a new meet record that beat the old one by 39 seconds. That victory qualified Imel to compete in the National AAU championships. After graduating, he coached football, basketball and track in Texas public schools before spending 35 years in the natural gas industry.


Pat KelleyPat Kelley

A three-year letterman with the North Texas basketball team from 1950 to 1953, Kelley was a three-time all-conference standout who could score from any place on the floor. He led the Eagles in scoring all three years he played with the varsity team and concluded his career with 954 points — enough to rank him No. 19 among the all-time leading scorers at North Texas 50 years after his playing days. His most productive season came in 1951-52 as a junior, when he scored a team-leading 369 points, poured in a career-high 32 points against Midwestern and averaged 18 points against conference opponents. Selected first team All-Gulf Coast Conference for three consecutive seasons, Kelley led North Texas to two conference titles (1950-51, 1952-53) and a co-championship in 1951-52 during his career. At the time of his 2003 Hall of Fame induction, Kelley remained listed in the North Texas history books at No. 7 in career free throws (322) and tied for third with 16 free throws in a game.


Pat RileyPat Riley

As a 24-year-old freshman in 1950, Riley made an immediate impact with the North Texas collegiate boxing team by fighting his way to a national Golden Gloves championship. Riley arrived at North Texas after serving in the Marines and quickly established himself as the team's top flyweight division fighter. The tall, slender, 112-pound Riley fought his way to a district title in Dallas and a state division crown in Fort Worth before earning a trip to Chicago to fight in the Golden Gloves national tournament. Riley fought six bouts against the nation's top amateurs, outpointing his opponents to capture his national title. The final two bouts he won despite an injury he sustained in an early-round fight — a broken bone in his left hand. His national title marked the first time in five years that a Texan had won a national Golden Gloves crown.




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