TCU Lettermen's Association Announces 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees
Aug. 11, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas - Royce Huffman II, Aaron Schobel, Reggie Smith, Angela Stanford, and Bobby Tyler will comprise the 42nd Class to be inducted into the TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame and will be honored in a formal ceremony and banquet at TCU's Brown-Lupton University Union on September 16, 2010.
"This year's Hall of Fame Class includes a diverse group of athletes who not only provided exceptional results on the field, but have been tremendous ambassadors for TCU off of the field," said Landry Burdine, President of the TCU Lettermen's Association. "The induction of these highly-decorated athletes cements the TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame's place as one of the most distinguished and exclusive honors at our fine institution."
Royce Huffman II (Baseball and Football | 1996-99)
Huffman capped off his senior season on the baseball field by garnering first team All-American honors to go along with being recognized as the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and first team all-conference award winner. The former TCU standout was cited as second team All-American during his junior campaign in addition to earning all-conference recognition. Huffman was selected in the 12th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros and currently plays in their minor league system.
As a newcomer to the TCU lineup in 1996, Huffman made an immediate impact and garnered Freshman All-American accolades to go along with Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year and All-Southwest Conference laurels for the Frogs. Selected as TCU's Most Valuable Player on two occasions, Huffman currently holds team records for most at-bats, hits, doubles, home runs, total bases and walks and still holds the program's all-time record for most RBI in a game (8).
In addition to his prowess on the baseball field, Huffman enjoyed an outstanding football career with the Frogs as he garnered All-WAC accolades on two occasions. During his senior season, Huffman was a first team All-WAC selected at punt returner and also earned first team recognition during his sophomore campaign at kick returner and punter.
Aaron Schobel (Football | 1997-00)
A three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection, Schobel was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award (given to the nation's best collegiate defensive player) in 1999 and was a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award (given to the nation's best lineman or linebacker in college football) during his senior campaign. Schobel was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game during his senior season and was voted as the Defensive Most Valuable Player in the 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl after recording three sacks against East Carolina.
During his NFL career, Schobel started in 116 consecutive games for the Buffalo Bills where he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl on two occasions (2006, 2007). The former TCU football great posted a career-high 14 sacks in the 2006 season, and during a five-year stretch, Schobel ranked second in the NFL in total sacks behind Jason Taylor.
Reggie Smith (Men's Basketball | 1988-92)
The program's all-time leader in career rebounds, Smith accumulated 966 boards during his tenure, including 386 rebounds during his senior season - which is the third-highest tally in TCU single-season history. In addition, the former TCU post player notched 1,630 career points, which ranks fifth on the all-time scoring list and averaged 17.9 points and 11.4 rebounds per game during his senior campaign.
The Portland Trailblazers selected Smith in the second round (31st overall pick) in the 1992 NBA Draft where he played a pair of seasons. Following his tenure in the NBA, Smith played professionally in Europe before an injury cut his career short.
Angela Stanford (Women's Golf | 1997-00)
The 2000 WAC Tournament champion, Stanford was selected to the 2000 Curtis Cup Team, which defeated Ireland and Great Britain and is comprised of the best amateur women players in the country. Stanford turned professional in 2001 after finishing fourth overall at the LPGA Tour Final Qualifying Tournament and earning her exempt status on the LPGA Tour.
One of the top players today on the LPGA Tour, Stanford is currently ranked 12th in the world and notched her best season on tour during the 2009 season where she finished seventh in the world. The former TCU links standout represented the United States at the Solheim Cup on three occasions (2003, 2007, 2009) and has posted four career victories on the LPGA Tour at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay (2009), Bell Micro LPGA Classic (2008), Lorena Ochoa Invitational (2008) and Shoprite LPGA Classic (2003).
Bobby Tyler (Men's Basketball | 1958-60)
After graduation, Tyler earned his law degree from the University of Texas Law School and embarked on a 33-year career as an attorney for the Federal Government. During his career, Tyler oversaw the Dallas legal office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in addition to the United States Treasury Department. At the time of his retirement in 1998, Tyler's practice covered the entire State of Texas in addition to 10 surrounding states.
Since concluding his career on the basketball court for the Frogs, Tyler has remained involved in TCU Athletics by serving as the former Lettermen's Board of Directors in addition to making numerous donations to the TCU Annual Fund, TCU Frog Club as well as the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex. Tyler has also served on the Board of Directors of the Wings of Hope Equitherapy, which is a therapeutic horseback riding program for disabled children and adults.
For more information on the induction ceremony and all events to be held on Hall of Fame Weekend, visit the TCU Lettermen's Association website at www.lettermens.tcu.edu or contact Greg Blackwell at (817) 257-5471.
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