2009 Inductees

Floyd Blackwell

Floyd Blackwell has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football halfback for the Garland High School 1956 Class 3A state champions. In 1956 he was the leading ground gainer for the State Class 3A champion Owls. He rushed for 1,065 yards to lead the Owls to their first state championship. He carried the ball 173 times, averaging 6.15 yards per carry, and scored eight rushing touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 22 yards and three touchdowns.

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Russell Ingram

Russell Ingram been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments at South Garland High School and Texas Tech University. Ingram played football at South Garland High School where as a junior he started both ways at tackle and was named to the Dallas All-Metro team as a defensive tackle. In 1968, his senior year at South Garland, he was a starter both ways at tight end and offensive and defensive tackle. He was named All-District at offensive tackle. Also during his senior year, while on the track team, he won district in both the shot put and the discus...

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Joshua (J. J.) Johnson

Joshua (J. J.) Johnson has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in basketball at North Garland High School and in college and subsequently as a world class sprinter. Johnson, in 1994 as a senior at North Garland High School, received All-America scholastic after playing four years of basketball as a Red Raider,. After his graduation in 1994 he played at four different colleges, Grayson County Community College, Eastfield College, Texas A&M at Kingsville and Oklahoma Panhandle State College.

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Jim Owens

Jim Owens has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football quarterback for Garland High School and Austin College Owens was a 1953 graduate of Garland High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track, was second team all-district as a junior and first team all-district as a senior in football. Also, Owens was all-district in basketball. He was named to the AllĀ¬ Greater Dallas football team -as a senior -and was named the1952 Class A-A Athlete of the Year by the Saturday Morning Quarterback Club of Dallas.

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