Carl Brawley

Carl Brawley was twice named to the All-Lone Star Conference first team, as a 6'2, 260-pound tackle for the 1955 and 1956 Sul Ross State College Lobos. Co-captain of the 1956 Sul Ross team, Carl was the Williamson Rating System choice for All-American. Carl, after two years at the Alpine college, had been signed by the New York Giants of the NFL. Before he had reported to the professional team, he was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Del Rio in May, 1957. The burly lineman first gained fame as a 223-pound junior All-District tackle for the 1949 Garland H.S. Owls, who were named the District 12-A state playoff representative because of their favorable statistical advantage in a district tie. The Owls proceeded to win the bi-district title, advancing through a penetrations advantage, and won the regional championship. In state quarterfinals play, Garland again advanced through a penetrations advantage, but lost to eventual state champion Littlefield, 27 to 13, in the state semi-finals in West Texas. In 1950, Carl served as co-captain of the Garland team and again was selected for the All-District team. The following two seasons, the husky 240-pound Garland lineman played for Del Mar Junior College at Corpus Christi in the Longhorn Junior College Conference and earned All-Conference recognition. During the 1953 season, Carl was in the U.S. Army and played football for Fort Bliss, Texas, where his play brought him All-Army honorable mention recognition, and in 1954 he played for the Fort Devens, Massachusetts, eleven. In 1984 Carl was named to the All-Time Garland City H.S. Team, selected by the sports staff of The Garland News.