Notable and Famous Alumni - Sports


    Dave Barnett

    Fox Sports and ESPN broadcaster/host and Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs announcer

    Charles "Chuck" Beatty

    Played with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1963 to 1972 and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972; was on the Board of Regents; former mayor of Waxahachie

    1960 Olympian in pole vaulting

    Running back for the Dallas Cowboys (2012-present)

    NFL Hall of Famer and defensive lineman for the five-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s (played on team from 1969-1981)

    Golfer; member of the PGA Senior Tour and namesake of the Don January Golf Classic

    Billy Maxwell

    Golfer, member of the PGA Senior Tour

    Power forward for the Detroit Pistons (2013-present)

    Jamize Olawale

    Running back for the Oakland Raiders

    Zach Orr

    Linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens

    Sandra Palmer

    LPGA Player of the Year in 1975

    2014 Olympian in bobsledding

    Ray Renfro (1929-1997)

    Football player for the Cleveland Browns (1952-1963)

    Linebacker for the Cleveland Browns (2011-present)

    Won the bronze medal for the javelin at the 1972 Olympics

    Ron Shanklin (1948-2003)

    Football player and All-Pro for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1976)

    2009 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and six-time Pro Bowler (1999-present)