1990 Inductees

Ricky Pierce

Ricky Pierce was the first Garland athlete to play professional basketball in the NBA. His outstanding play during eight professional seasons twice earned him the NBA Sixth Man Award, in 1987 and 1990. In college basketball, Ricky was consensus All-Southwest Conference for each of his three seasons at Rice University. In high school, he was first team all-district for three years after becoming a starter for Garland as a sophomore. He received third team all-state recognition as a senior in 1977-78 averaging 26.1 points per game and a high of 46 point in one game.

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Jerry Sellers

The late Jerry Sellers had an outstanding seven-year career as the football coach at Garland High School, leading the Owls to 61 wins while losing only 11 and tying four contests from 1943-1949. Years earlier, Jerry had been a highly regarded back for Garland and in intercollegiate competition. As a Garland High player in 1926, Jerry was a star back on a strong Owl team, and in 1925 as a junior, a starting tackle for another successful team. After completing high school, he became a star back for Wesley Junior College, which won the Texas Junior College Athletic Conference championship in 1928.

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Rex Stultz

Rex Stultz was named All-Lone Star Conference in 1942 when he led the East Texas State College Lions to the conference championship. Rex's running, passing, and kicking also brought him honorable mention on the Little All-American selection. In college, Rex was also a tennis letterman, playing number three singles and on the number one doubles team. As a senior at Garland H.S., Rex was captain of the 1938 Owls and was unanimous first team all-district selection at end. As a junior, he was the starting center and received all-district honorable mention.

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Pascual Valle

Pascual Valle in 1949 became the first Garland High School football player to be recognized as an All-State selection. He later utilized his speed as a runner for East Texas State College track teams which won three Lone Star Conference championships. Pascual lead the 1949 Garland Owls to the state football semi-finals against eventual state champion, Littlefield, and as a team tri-captain scored 120 points - with seven scoring runs and one scoring pass reception. Pascual was unanimous choice for all-district and was named to the third team backfield of the Class A All-State squad.

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