2007 Inductees

Don Gordon

Don Gordon has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments on offense and defense for the 1963 Garland High School state class 4A football champions. Gordon was a three-year letterman for the Owl football team. In 1963 season, the Owls were undefeated. The only blemish on their season was a tie with Dallas Bryan Adams High school. During the championship season, Gordon caught 21 passes for 236 yards with seven receptions going for touchdowns. As a defensive end, Gordon’s speed and crushing tackles were critical in the Owl defense...

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Jason Jessup

Jason Jessup has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football end at North Garland High School and the University of Houston. At North Garland High School in 1984, he was the starting tight end on offense, and in 1985 he was both the starting tight end on offense and starting defensive end for the Raiders. He was named the most valuable player for the offense in 1985, along with All-City, and All-District tight end. Jessup also was the starting defensive end for the Texas High School All-Stars in its win over the Oklahoma All-Stars in the 1986 Oil Bowl.

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Lance White

Lance Todd White has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football end and linebacker at South Garland High School and at the University of North Texas. At South Garland High School, he threw the discus, and competed in the pole vault from 1979 through 1982. He played football for the Colonels all four years, earning recognition as first team All-District 10-5A tight end. He received honorable mention for All-District Linebacker. He also was named M-V-P and outstanding receiver for the Colonels.

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Mark W. Williams

Mark W. Williams has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as the gymnastics coach at North Garland High School from 1977 through 1984. His first state-wide championship team was the girls’ team in 1978 when the girls were state titlists. That year, Cindy Greer led Garland with third place in all-around competition. In 1979, the girls’ team was again named as state champions. Page Pollard led the team with fourth place in all-around. The boys’ team joined the championship parade in 1979 by winning the state title.

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