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Jack Christian, former football player at Texas A&M University, recalls his high school and college football experiences and his high school coaching career. He also discusses the talents of handicapped athletes.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack Christian

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: September 17, 1971

Location: Littlefield, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Jack Christian, Football career at Abilene High School, Abilene, Texas (1927), Coach Dewey Mayhew, Assistant coach Joe Gibson, Booster Club, Recruitment procedures, Football record, Players recruited by universities, Team substitutes, Play-off games, Transportation, train, Playing facilities, Incident, strike by football players, Recruiting players for high school football, Contributions to athletic programs, Daily workouts, Football career at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, Ex-Student Association provided funds for players, Former high school teammates, Loss of hand, Texas A&M University, Head coach D. X. Bible, Freshmen teams, Effect of Depression on team (1930s), Big game, University of Texas, Records against other universities, Discipline

Tape 1, Side 2: Discipline (continued), Coach Mayhew, Abilene High School, Changes in football, Players under more pressure, Jr. High school coach, Littlefield, Scout for high school, Incidents, Scouted team for Abilene High School, Loss of hand, Coaching Career, Assistant coach, Abilene High School, First night game, Head Coach, Colorado City, Texas, Head Coach, Spur, Texas, Play formations, Texaco Oil Company, Worked on commission, Pearl Harbor, Not eligible for combat duty, Arrival in Littlefield, Business endeavors, Return to teaching career, Characteristics of football towns, Handicapped players, Buddy Brothers, former Tech player, Coach Henry Franka, University of Tulsa, Ellis Jones, former player under Christian

Range Dates: 1927-1971

Bulk Dates: 1927-1971

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