Henry Luman

Henry Luman has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as the starting tight end on offense, and as the starting defensive end, both his junior and senior years, for the Garland High School Football team’s back to back state championship seasons: 1963 and 1964. After being named all-district his junior year on defense; in his senior year, Luman was selected as all-district and All Greater Dallas by sportswriters for his outstanding play for the 1964 state champion Owls. During his senior year Luman had 25 receptions for 312 yards. Seven of those catches went for touchdowns. Two of his 25 receptions were exceptionally important as they were made in the great Garland and Texarkana game of 1964. Luman was the receiver on two fourth and ten receptions. During which, he calmly caught first downs giving the Owls the game, which took Garland to the 1964 state championship. He was a blue chip college recruit in 1965 and accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After playing his freshman year at S.M.U., he transferred to East Texas State University, and was the starting end of the Lions for three years. As a sophomore, he was an outstanding contributor on offence, and his athletic ability was a major factor in helping the Lions win the 1966 Lone Star Conference. Luman was selected All Lone Star Conference tight end for both his junior and senior years. . .and received honorable mention for the All Lone Star Conference Team for the 1960s. Luman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 from East Texas State University, and spent his next two years with the Green Bay Packers farm team in Midland-Odessa. Henry Luman and his wife, Jo Beth, have three daughters, Krisi, Alison, and Amanda.