Ricky Martinez, Jayton Jaybirds
Ricky Martinez was a two way starter for the Back to Back State Champion Jayton Jaybirds in 1984 and 1985. Defensively he played Cornerback and Offensively he was the Quarterback. He was the Punter in 1984 and 1985. He had Kickoff duties in 1984 and all kicking duties in 1985. In 1984, as a Junior, he was First team All-District Linebacker, First team All-District Punter, Second team All District Quarterback, First team All South Plains Punter, First Team All Region Linebacker and First Team All State Linebacker. In 1985, as a Senior, he was First Team All District Linebacker, First Team All District Punter, Second team All District Quarterback, First Team All South Plains Punter, First Team All Region Linebacker and First Team All State Linebacker.
After high school, Ricky pursued and received a degree in telecommunications. He began a career working for a local TV station in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech Athletics, ESPN and ABC Sports. In 1994, he joined CEV Multimedia developing, producing and selling educational multimedia programs to educational institutions that included 82 national and 13 international distributors. 2001 brought change, where Ricky spent the next 10 years as a Public Affairs Coordinator for Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative. Ricky has always given back to the six man game. In 2005, he created a Pee Wee Football program that has grown to over 600 participants from all over the Spur area. In 2011, he received an opportunity to enter the world of education by being offered the Technology Coordinator position at Spur ISD where he gladly accepted the challenge and the promise of working more hours and making less money. He helped Coach Cross Country, Girls Basketball and Track. Borden County ISD contacted Ricky in 2012 where he was offered and accepted the Technology Director position. In addition to the Technology duties at Borden County, from 2016 - 2018, Ricky was fortunate and blessed to assist Jayton childhood friends Trey Richey and Bubba Edwards in coaching football, basketball, track and baseball. A magical run during that time frame that saw 2 State Titles in football, 2 State tournament appearances in basketball, 1 State baseball tournament appearance and multiple track athletes medaling at the State Track Meet. In 2019, Taylor Telecom, located in Merkel, Texas offered him the position of Director of External Affairs and Human Resources. He frequently travels to Washington D.C. and Austin where he addresses Federal and State Regulatory and Legislative issues that affect rural Texas where he is currently employed.
Ricky currently resides in Abilene, Texas with his beautiful wife Jodi. He has two amazing sons, two wonderful future daughter-in laws, Jordan and his fiancée CJae, Korbin and his fiancée Riana and two incredible step-daughters, Hanna and Paige.
Ricky would be remiss to not mention his gratitude for the late Supt. R.N. Pierce & John and Jorene Richey for believing in a young kid and taking him under your wing, taking him everywhere to see and experience athletics and life and setting expectations. He wishes to thank Jayton ISD staff, Coaches Phil Mitchell, Wendell Neff, Randy Courtney for your direction, his 1984 & 1985 Jayton Jaybird teammates who deserve credit for this honor and his parents and family for the unconditional support and love.
They say, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and Ricky wants to thank his “village” in Jayton, Texas. If you ever cheered, watched, loved, or prayed for him and his teammates, today he represents you.
Equally as important - he wants to thank the six man community and all the coaches that are too many to name. You are the foundation for every layer of success this amazing game deserves. Keep laying down bricks and pay no attention to people that are not in the arena. God will fight your battles if you just keep still. He will carry you through. Trust Him. Keep standing, keep believing, keep building and keep praying.
Ricky would like to send a heartfelt thank you to friend and mentor - Hall of Fame Coach Jack Shely for not giving up and always pressing a stubborn individual to finish paperwork.
He would also like to thank the Six Man Coaches Association for this incredible honor. It is humbling and surreal to be included in such an amazing fraternity - forever ingrained in history.
Louis Conn, O'Brien Bulldogs
Louis Conn was instrumental in the O'Brien Bulldogs winning the University Interscholastic League’s first ever Six-man State Championship in 1972 with an undefeated season. Louis played under the leadership of Hall of Fame coaches C.H. Underwood and Ben Grill. He was an impact player on both sides of the ball as a Junior. Offensively he was one of the three run threats in the triple option O'Brien Veer from the man under position who became the pitch man after the snap. During the 1972 season, Louis rushed for 1,927 yards with 28 touchdowns in a balanced backfield that also featured current Hall of Fame member Danny Del Hierro. Defensively, Conn was voted First Team All State Safety.
During the Bulldog’s State Championship season, they ended every game by the 45 point rule. In the state game they defeated Jarrell 60-14 with 3:48 left in the third quarter. Louis scored two touchdowns during that game. The Bulldog’s only gave up 15.8 points per game on defense for the season.The offense averaged 60.6 points per game for the season and 71.4 points in the playoffs. In the state semifinal game vs Marathon, Louis rushed for 308 yards, averaging 13.8 yards a carry. During that victory, he also tallied several interceptions. During his high school career he helped lead the Bulldogs to a 40-3 record. He was selected to the Six Man All-Americas Bowl Hall of Fame in 1997.
Louis was an all around athlete. He advanced to the Regional tournament in tennis, golf and went to the state track meet in the Pole Vault. After graduating high school he walked on at the University of Texas(during the Earl Campbell era) as a Defensive back for a short time. He eventually graduated from Angelo State where he was on the golf team.
After graduating from Angelo State University, Louis has worked for Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, 3M Business Equipment and spent 7 years as a commodities broker. He spent 15 plus years working as an independent contractor in the promotional travel industry marketing travel packages to Universal Studios, South Florida and the Caribbean with Carnival Cruise Lines while living in the Miami area. He moved back to Jacksonville, Texas where he is working as an independent contractor for Leaffilter, a home remodeling company. During his free time, Louis enjoys traveling, kayaking, fishing and golf.
Louis would like to thank his Bulldog teammates and coaches C.H. Underwood and Ben Grill for loving and believing in him. Through the years, he has drawn from the life lessons he learned while growing up in O’Brien. He also would like to thank the Texas Six-man Coaches Association for this special recognition.
Fernando Baeza, Borden County Coyotes
Fernando Baeza was a member of the Borden County Coyotes from 1995-1999. He was a member of the 1997 state championship team and the 1998 state runner-up team. He played for Hall of Fame coach Bobby Avery who is also being inducted tonight. He was a four time All-District football player on both sides of the ball. His abilities on the gridiron also landed him on the Texas Six-man All Region team as well as the All-State team. Fernando also played in the 1999 All-Star football game.
Offensively, Fernando rushed for 5,110 yards on 606 carries with 101 touchdowns. He also had 106 receptions for 1,582 yards and 22 touchdowns. Overall he gained 6,692 total offensive yards. Throughout his football career, he scored a touchdown every 6 times he touched the ball and averaged 9.4 yards a touch. Fernando was also a defensive stand-out for the Coyotes. In three years at Middle Linebacker and one at safety, he had 571 tackles and 14 interceptions.
After graduating from Borden County, Fernando went on to play football at Abilene Christian University. He redshirted his freshman year and then played 3 years at the safety position. In 2003, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. After graduating from Abilene Christian University, he began his coaching career. He has coached in Snyder, Odessa, Borden County, New Home, and O’Donnell. In 2008 and 2009, Fernando was the offensive coordinator for Borden County’s back to back State Championship seasons and State runner-up in 2011. He is currently the Head Football coach at O'Donnell ISD.
Fernando has been married to his college sweetheart Sharon since 2004. They have built a wonderful family together. They have 16 year old twin boys, Martin and Gabriel. They also have two daughters Isabella 13 and Victoria 11.
Fernando wants to thank the Texas Six-man Coaches Association and the coaches for recognizing him with this honor. He would also like to thank all of his high school teammates and coaches because without them none of this would have been possible.
Courtney King, Blackwell Hornets
Courtney King was the lynch pin of the Blackwell Hornets from 1961-1964. He was a big strong workhorse both offensively and defensively. Courtney was known for his physical prowess and unbelievable work ethic. His hard hitting, on both sides of the ball, resulted in cracked and broken helmets on multiple Friday nights. Courtney was a major threat running and throwing the ball from the halfback position. He was also one of the best kickers in 6 man during that time when many teams still elected to go for a one-point conversion making him a triple threat to opposing teams. His personal training is what set him apart from everyone else. He pulled jeeps up and down county roads to improve his strength and power. His senior year he helped lead Blackwell to just their 2nd ever district title and playoff berth. They lost in the Bi-District game to Miles who was one of the best teams of the decade.. King rushed for 185 yards with 2 touchdowns while passing for another and converting three PATs in the only game of his high school career where stats can be found. He was voted to the All-District team at the Halfback position. During that era there were only 6 total players selected for the all-district team and 5 Honorable Mentions. There were no all-region or all-state teams.
Courtney was chosen to represent the West in the Coaches’ Associations Six-man All Star football game. In that game he was 2-2 on PAT kicks helping the West squeak out a 30-28 victory. While at Blackwell, King was a star basketball, baseball player and track athlete as well. He was also one of the premier FFA members in the state serving on state and national committees and being named the Star Chapter Farmer of Texas in 1963.
After graduating from Blackwell, King took his energy, hard nosed smash mouth play and work ethic that he was known for to the next level as he was given a scholarship to play football at Abilene Christian College. He played linebacker, defensive end, kicker and backup fullback. He was once described by his coach Les Wheeler his sophomore year as “10 Wildcats all wrapped into one.” King was a co-captain his senior year. There was an article in the Abilene Reporter News his senior year titled “Abilene Christian College’s Defensive Demon: Courtney King – The Head-Hunter”. Coach Wally Bullington commented in the article,:“He’s a head-hunter, a player who thrives on contact and he’s modest to a fault, shy to the point of looking away when forced to talk about himself. If one player could be picked out to represent everything that makes football great, it might be Courtney King.”
Courtney King earned a Bachelor of Science in Range Management, minor in Biology, from Abilene Christian College in 1969, and a Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University. Following college, he served as head JV football and head JV baseball coach at Lubbock Coronado for two years. Returning to his roots, Courtney ranched sheep and cattle for many years in Coke, Sterling, Scurry, and Mitchell counties. In the summer of 1969, Courtney married his sweetheart, Elaine Price. They will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary this August and reside at their ranch outside of Sterling City. Courtney and Elaine have three daughters, Emily, Joellen, and Lila. Emily Beaver lives in Snyder and has three children, Emma, Jay Riley, and Nathan. Joellen Qualls lives in Idalou and has two daughters, Sydney and Ava. Lila and Dean Schroeder and their children, Holland and Hemingway, call Corpus Christi home. Courtney's brother, Wayne King, and wife Beverly live in Abilene.
Courtney says that some of his best memories are of his time growing up in Blackwell and playing six-man football. He would like to give special recognition to his teachers, teammates, classmates, Coach Johnson, Coach Dulan, Coach Underwood from the All Star Game, game announcer Eddie Garvin, and the entire Blackwell community.
Coletyn King was a fierce competitor who elevated those around him with his grit, leadership, work-ethic, and determination. Coletyn was an all-around athlete, achieving a high level of success in multiple sports as well as academics. He competed in the state track meet two times, as well as the state golf tournament. Football was his passion. Coletyn was a coach on the field. He was one of the most elusive players to ever play the game and never gave up on a play. He received numerous honors throughout his high school career. As a sophomore he was selected All State First Team Safety. As a Junior at Throckmorton he helped lead his team to a state championship. He was awarded the Defensive MVP of the championship game. He was also named Texas Six man Coaches Association offensive player of the year. As a senior at Hermleigh, Coletyn led the Cardinals to their first playoff win in 42 years. He was named offensive MVP of the region, first team all region cornerback and first team all state utility player. He was also voted best of the big country and selected for the Texas Six Man Coaches Association all star game. In the all star game, his performance resulted in him being named offensive MVP. He also was a Texas Six Man Coaches Association scholarship recipient. Coletyn’s parents Shane and Stacey Mallory, as well as brother Colt Mallory, sister Camren Mallory, and family are proud to receive this Hall of Fame honor on Coletyn’s behalf. The Mallory family would like to give thanks to the Texas Six man Coaches Association for recognizing Coletyn King with such an amazing honor. ~ in loving memory of Coletyn King
Danny Del Hierro, O’Brien Bulldogs 1969-1973
Danny Del Hierro was the Quarterback for the O'Brien Bulldogs during the 1969-1972 seasons. In 1969 the Bulldogs were winless but rebounded to two undefeated regular District Championship seasons in 1970 and 1971. As a Senior in 1972, he led the Bulldogs to the University Interscholastic League's first ever Six-man State Championship and a 12-0 undefeated season. In the State Championship game the Bulldogs defeated Jarrell 60-14 with 3:48 left in the 3rd quarter. During his Senior year he rushed for 1,864 yards and threw for 1,637 yards and scored 29 TDs. That is 3,501 yards of total offense. He had more than 300 yards of offense in 6 different games. Danny had 390 yards in the state game vs Jarrell. During his Senior season in 1972, he averaged 10 yards per carry and 25 yards per pass. He was voted first team All State Quarterback.
He was the leader in the first true triple option offense in Texas Six-man football that has been named the O'Brien Veer. It was created by his coach, Hall of Famer CH Underwood. During the 1972 season, the Bulldogs 45'd every opponent they faced. Danny also was a standout on the defensive side of the ball as well. He played a huge part in the defense only giving up an average of 15.8 points per game during the 72 State Championship season. He was selected to play in the 1973 Texas Six-man All Star game. After graduating high school, Danny attended McMurry College where he played football for a short time. He also attended Wayland Baptist College. In 1997, he was inducted into the Six-man All America's Bowl Hall of Fame in Abilene.
Danny and his wife Debbie have been married for 44 years and live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They have been blessed with 3 children, 2 daughter in-laws and 3 grandsons. Danny has spent 44 years in the Financial Business world where he attributes his success to two factors which he learned by playing Six Man Football: Leadership and Hard Work. He has passed on these traits to his children, all of which have graduated from Texas Tech University and all lead happy and successful lives. Danny looks forward to his upcoming retirement so he can spend more time fishing with his grandsons and playing golf.
Brent Henderson, Fort Hancock
Brent Henderson is a 1993 graduate from Fort Hancock High School. Fort Hancock is known for their Texas Six-man State Championships and their 70 game win streak from 1988 to 1992. Brent found his love for playing football watching his brother, Shawn Henderson who was an All State Receiver.
Brent was a member of the Fort Hancock Six-man football team that had a 55-1 record during his high school career that won State Championships in 1989, 1990, 1991 and were State Runner-ups in 1992. As a Junior, Brent was an All State 2nd Team Defensive Lineman. His Senior year he was selected as a 1st Team All State Linebacker. He was chosen to play in the 1993 Texas Six-man All Star football game where he was the Defensive MVP. Brent, along with his teammate Vicente “Cheetah” Ramirez, was selected to the All Century Six-man Team. He was selected as a 2nd Team Linebacker.
After graduating, Brent attended the University of Texas at El Paso as a walk-on and received a 4 year scholarship. He played Linebacker for the UTEP Miners from 1993-1997. He was a starting Linebacker during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. His college football career came with many accomplishments including an interception for a touchdown against BYU to secure a win with a final score of 14-3. He transferred to Sul Ross State University where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Brent has been married to his wife Gabby, also from Fort Stockton, for 16 years and they currently live in Del Rio. Together they have two sons Logan and Peyton who attend Comstock ISD. Logan was a member of the 2021 Regional Championship team in cross country and ran at the State Cross Country Meet. Peyton will be in third grade this upcoming school year and is a little math genius.
Brent has worked in the Permian Basin for almost 15 years as a Drilling Fluids Specialist and as a Drilling Consultant. He would like to take this opportunity to thank the Texas Six Man Coaches Association for honoring him with this induction into the Six-man Football Hall of Fame. “Win or Tie”
Jaime Aguilar, Fort Hancock: 1986-1989
Jaime was a member of the Fort Hancock Mustangs football team from 1986-1989. The Mustangs had a 49-3-1 record in those seasons. They won State Championships in 1986, 1988, and 1989. As a two year starter at Quarterback he was a main part in bringing about the reign of Fort Hancock and their dominance in six-man football. His Junior year, his first year as starting Quarterback, started the long 70 game winning streak for Fort Hancock. Jaime was voted as the 1st Team All-State Quarterback in 1988. He threw for 3,560 yards and 57 TDs. In the 1988 State game he was 18-24-0 for 321 yards with 3 TD passes. During the 1989 season, he threw for 2,642 yards and 46 TD passesIn the 1989 State game he was 27-40-2 for297 yards with 3 TDs passing. He was a member of the 1990 All-Star team.
Jaime Aguilar currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is an Associate Vice President and the San Antonio Transportation Group Manager for a Texas based consulting engineering firm; CP&Y, Inc. After graduating Fort Hancock High School, Jaime attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Jaime lives in San Antonio with his family of four; wife of 20 years Diane and two beautiful daughters; Ysabella (18) and Iliana (15) and their 9 year-old poodle mix dog Jack Frost. Ysabella graduated high school from Smithson Valley High School and will be attending Texas State University in the Fall. Iliana will be entering her sophomore year in high school at Pieper Ranch High School.
Jaime loves spending time with his family going to the movies and traveling. He enjoyed attending high school football games at Smithson Valley to watch his daughter Ysabella play in the marching band. He also quickly learned the game of soccer after his youngest played in club soccer and in the her middle school years. He still loves to watch sports, but age caught up to him and has not played sports especially after rupturing his Achilles tendon playing basketball four years ago. Before Father Time caught up to Jaime, he was able to run in 5 half marathons (13.1 miles) participating in the yearly San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon events.
Mando Aguilar, Fort Hancock: 1985-1987
Mando Aguilar was a key player in starting the six-man dynasty that would become Fort Hancock. In 1984 as a freshman, Fort Hancock didn’t field a football team. His sophomore year Fort Hancock was making the transition from 11-man to 6-man football. The 1985 team was 5-5. As a sophomore, in 1985, his stats were 1,028 yards rushing and over 1,500 yards passing. He earned All District Quarterback honors that year. In 1986 as a junior, they won their first State Championship with Mando as the starting Quarterback and Spreadback.
During their run to the championship he had a hand in 89 total touchdowns. During that championship season he rushed for 1,256 yards with 28 TD's and threw for 2,046 yards. He was named All District Quarterback, All District Safety and 1st Team All State Deep Back. In the 1986 state title game vs. Christoval, Mando controlled the Mustang offense, racking up 310 yards passing, 45 yards rushing, and 1 catch for 6 yards. He accounted for 361 yards of total offense. He threw for six of his team’s seven total touchdowns and converted 4-of-7 extra point kicks. On defense he recorded 3 interceptions. His senior year in 1987 he was named All District Quarterback, All District Safety, All District Kicker and All State 1st Team Quarterback. His stats were unavailable for his senior year.
Mando Aguilar has been a lifelong resident of Fort Hancock. I’ve been working for Fort Hancock ISD for the past 19 years. Currently working as a dual credit facilitator. He is also the assistant football coach and head baseball/basketball coach. Been married for 31 years to his lovely wife Margie Aguilar. They were blessed with two children. They have a son, Jacob Aguilar. He graduated from Sul Ross State University and is currently working for Fort Hancock ISD. Mando coached his son while he attended Fort Hancock High School. Their daughter Jenna Aguilar graduated from Fort Hancock and is now a senior at Sul Ross State University wanting to become an Athletic Trainer. He says, "I’ve been blessed for everything in my life."
Lance Morris, Ira
Lance Morris is a 2013 graduate of Ira High School. Lance was a varsity athlete in football,
basketball, track and baseball all throughout high school. During his four years as the starting
running back for Ira, he helped lead the Bulldogs to a 45-4 record. Lance rushed for 11,868
yards in his career and averaged 242 yards per game. He held the high school national record
for most yards gained in a career for a short time. Most record books list Kenneth Hall as the
Rushing Leader in Texas with 11,232 yards. Kenneth played 11-man football for Sugar Land
from 1950-53. Lance ended his career with 11,868 yards with many of the games he played in
ending in the mercy rule.
During his Freshman year, Lance ran for 2,551 yards in 159 carries for 26 touchdowns. In
2010, during his sophomore year, he ran for 3,267 on 240 carries for 56 touchdowns. He had
53 touchdowns with 3,363 yards on 225 carries during his junior year and ran for 2,785 yards on
204 carries and 44 touchdowns his senior year.
Throughout his football career, Lance garnered many awards including All-State Newcomer of
the Year (2009), All-State Running Back (2010,2012) and All-State Offensive Player of the Year
(2011). He was named the All-District Newcomer of the Year in 2009 and All-District MVP in
2010, 2011, and 2012. Lance was also named All-District and All-Region Running Back all four
years. On defense, Lance was named All-Region Safety in 2009, All-District Safety in 2010,
and All-District Defensive Lineman in 2011 and 2012.
Lance was also a big part of the Bulldog Basketball team throughout high school. Lance was
named All-District Offensive MVP his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was named to
the TABC All-Region team and the TABC All-State team during those years as well. He was
also named to the 6-Man All-Region and All-District teams for three years.
Lance was a State Champion Long Jumper during the 2012-2013 school year. Lance also
qualified for State in the 100 yard dash and the Sprint Relay. Lance was an Area and Regional
Track Qualifier for three years in multiple events. Lance was named to the All-District Baseball
Team for three years as well.
Lance and his wife, Heather, reside in Snyder, Texas. They have two sons, Asher and Easton,
and are expecting their first daughter, Riverlyn, in August.
Vicente "Cheetah" Ramirez, Fort Hancock
One of the greatest high school football dynasties in the state of Texas is the Fort Hancock Mustangs. The Mustangs won a state record 70 straight games, four state titles and one state runner-up in five seasons. No player from that dynasty was more dynamic and legendary than Vicente Ramirez. He was quick, fast, shifty and seemed uncatchable. All of these adjectives help describe the characteristics of a Cheetah so it makes perfect sense why he was given the nickname Vicente “Cheetah” Ramirez.
Vicente “Cheetah” Ramirez was a major player and contributor during this amazing run of the Fort Hancock Mustangs. He was a dual threat out of the backfield with speed, agility and a strong arm. He was known for his ability to break away with his speed and make large gains with his legs.
In 1989, Cheetah saw limited playing time as a freshman on the state championship team, but did make an impact on special teams in the return game. In 1990 as a sophomore, Cheetah was a two-way starter and was selected to the All State team as a running back. His sophomore year stats were 1,973 yards rushing with 30 Touchdowns. He had 34 catches for 825 yards and 15 Touchdowns. He returned 1 punt for a touchdown, 1 Kickoff for a touchdown and intercepted 2 passes which he returned for touchdowns. In 1991 as a junior, Cheetah continued to build on his success by rushing for 2,744 yards and scoring 46 touchdowns. He completed 43 passes for 699 yards and 14 touchdowns. He returned 4 punts for touchdowns, 3 kickoffs for touchdowns and had 1 interception for a touchdown. He was selected to the All State Team as a Spread Back. In 1992 as a senior, Cheetah put up outstanding numbers. He rushed for 2,878 yards scoring 38 touchdowns. He threw for 1,075 yards and 37 touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball he had 7 interceptions. Cheetah was again selected to the All State team as a Spread Back. He was selected to play for the West in the 1993 TSMCA All-Star football game. Throughout his high school career, Cheetah rushed for over 7,700 yards; Scored over 116 rushing Touchdowns; Scored over 150 total touchdowns; passed for over 1,700 yards and threw at least 51 touchdowns. He amassed over 10,300 total yards of offense. All in only three seasons as a starter. In 2009, he was honored to be named to the UIL All-Century Six-Man Team as 2nd team Offensive Back.
Fort Hancock’s success in his three years as a two-way starter and electrifying special teams’ player helped shine a spotlight on the Fort Hancock Mustangs, their community and the game of 6-man football that was not only statewide, but at times nationwide. Cheetah represented himself with dignity on the field as a fierce competitor, and an uplifting teammate. All these qualities earned him the love and respect of his teammates, coaches, and community around him as well as the admiration and respect of his opponents.
Quote from former teammate Brent Henderson:
“Cheetah was one of the main guys that helped bring the spot light to six-man football period. He was a loving and caring for his teammates during football as a player AND for 25 years after as a citizen as he supported not only the kids, players, school and community of Fort Hancock, but those in Sierra Blanca and any other six-man community that was around. He loved the sport.”
Unfortunately, this is a posthumous honor as Cheetah passed away in April of 2018. While he may be gone, Cheetah, with his big smile and kind nature, will forever be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, brother, Fort Hancock native and Texas high school football great and now Texas Six-man Coaches Association Hall of Famer.