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A team united by Rufus Coleman
Summer 2004      

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1956 Eaglets results

Video touchdowns

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History of integration

Opening doors

Transforming history

Making college home

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A team united

Pride and tradition

Remembering the early days


1956 Eaglets Results*

Date Result Opponent Location
Sept. 20 W, 13-9 Hardin Simmons freshmen Denton
TDs: Vernon Cole 30-yard pass to Leon King, Gordon Salsman run
Sept. 29 W, 39-21 Navarro Junior College Corsicana
TDs: Gordon Salsman 38-yard run, Abner Haynes 5-yard run, Abner Haynes 11-yard run, Abner Haynes 20-yard run, Abner Haynes 28-yard run, Jim Adams 40-yard pass to Leon King
Oct. 4 W, 27-14 Murray A&M Tishomingo, Okla.
TDs: Vernon Cole 18-yard pass to Leon King, Vernon Cole 25-yard interception return, Raymond Walsh run, Vernon Cole 10-yard pass to Leon King
Oct. 25 W, 27-6 Abilene Christian B Abilene
TDs: Abner Haynes 1-yard run, Vernon Cole 32-yard pass to Leon King, Abner Haynes 11-yard run, Vernon Cole 1-yard run
Oct. 31 W, 27-12 Paris Junior College Denton
TDs: Abner Haynes 6-yard run, Vernon Cole 2-yard run, Abner Haynes 25-yard run, Vernon Cole 8-yard pass to Leon King

* based on Campus Chat reports


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