Dec. 10, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. - Former Oklahoma State back Walt Garrison is one of seven members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's 2012 class.
Garrison lettered at OSU from 1963-65 and was named to the 1964 Academic All-Big Eight Team. In the following season, he led the Big Eight in rushing yards, was an All-Big Eight selection, and was named Outstanding Back in the 1965 Senior Bowl.
After college, Garrison began his nine-year NFL career in Dallas where he played in the Cowboys' backfield from 1966-74 under head coach Tom Landry. He was a member of the 1971 World Champion Cowboys team, was named to the All-Pro team in 1973 and was the 1972 Pro-Bowl selection after rushing for 784 yards with seven touchdowns during the season. Garrison retired with 3,886 career rushing yards and 1,794 receiving yards, which ranked third and fourth respectively in all-time Dallas Cowboys history.
Joining Garrison in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 are quarterback Drew Brees, former Milwaukee Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews, Shaquille O'Neal, Lubbock Monterey HS baseball coach Bobby Moegle and former Texas Longhorns Cat Osterman and Ricky Williams.
The class will be inducted Feb. 18 at Baylor's Ferrell Center in Waco.