Landry, Pardee, Five Others in Texas High School Hall of Fame
Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry, who got his start as a high school quarterback in South Texas, and University of Houston Coach Jack Pardee, one of the great players in Texas six-man history, are among seven men selected for induction into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.
Landry, Pardee and five other inductees will be honored at a Feb. 12 ceremony in Waco.
Other inductees will include Willie Zapalac of Bellville, Jack Mildren of Abilene, Craig James of Houston, former coach Joe Golding of Wichita Falls and sportswriter Bill McMurray of Houston.
Landry is best known for taking the Cowboys to five Super Bowls but got his start in football by leading his Mission High School team to the Class 1A regional championship in 1941. He later played for the University of Texas and New York Giants and has coached the Cowboys since their inaugural season in 1960.
Pardee played six-man football in Christoval, where 15 of the 16 boys in the West Texas school were on the football team, and scored 57 touchdowns in 1952. He was an All-America at Texas A&M;, an All-Pro linebacker for the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams and a coach of the Redskins and Chicago Bears before returning to the Southwest Conference at Houston.