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. A year earlier he had been named to the all-district first team at an end position. As a junior, Pascual won the high jump, was second in the 880, and was third in the broad jump in the district track meet, and in the regional meet he tied for fourth in the high jump. As a senior, Pascual won the 440-yard dash in record time and ran on the winning mile relay team in the district track meet. He was second in the 220 and broad jump and was fourth in the high jump. The Garland mile relay team set a new record in winning at the regional meet, to qualify for the state meet. Pascual also finished second in the quarter-mile and the broad jump. Pascual later played football at Henderson County Junior College and then transferred to East Texas State College, where he played football in the fall of 1951 and ran on the track team in the spring of 1952. After Army service from 1953 to 1955, Pascual returned to East Texas State, and in 1956 and 1957 resumed his track career by running in the quarter-mile and half-mile events and was on the mile relay team.