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Homer Norton


Homer Hill Norton

Inducted 1971

Date of Birth



Birmingham, AL


Texas A&M University (1934-1947)

Centenary College of Louisiana (1926-1933)

Centenary College of Louisiana (1920-1921)


Offensively potent, defensively superb - these were the trademarks of Homer Norton teams at Texas A&M from 1934 until 1947. He was a master at winning big games; his overall record was 142-73-18 at Centenary and A&M. Norton's 1939 squad outscored the opposition, 198-18, in ten games, and defeated Tulane, 14-13, in the Sugar Bowl. Texas A&M was the national champion in 1939. The Aggies were co-champion of the SWC in 1940, sharing the honor with Southern Methodist - and beating Fordham, 13-12, in the Cotton Bowl. The next season, 1941, A&M won the SWC crown outright, but lost a Cotton Bowl decision to Alabama, 29-21. Norton's 1943 team bowed to Louisiana State in the Orange Bowl, 19-14. At College Station, Norton led the Aggies to an overall record of 82-53-9. His Centenary teams (1920-1921, 1926-1933) won 60 of 89 games. Among the many stars that Norton developed were John Kimbrough and Joe Routt of A&M.


Wins 142

Losses 73

Ties 18

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