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Hub Bechtol


Hubert Edwin Bechtol

Inducted 1991

Date of Birth



Amarillo, TX


University of Texas (1944-1946)

Texas Tech University (1943-1943)


Hub Bechtol won his letter as a freshman end at Texas Tech in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy V-12 program and was transferred to Texas. He made first-team All-America in 1944 and was on the consensus All-America teams in 1945 and 1946, making him the first Southwest Conference player to become a three-time All-America. He played for a Hall of Fame coach, Dana Bible, and caught passes from a Hall of Fame player, Bobby Layne. Texas beat Missouri 40-27 in the Cotton Bowl, January 1, 1946, with Layne completing 11 passes. Nine were caught by Bechtol. At 6-2 and 201-pounds, he was a factor on both offense and defense. In the 1946 season he caught seven touchdown passes. This tied a school record; the record held until 1982. Bechtol played three years with the Baltimore Colts, then went into a real estate career in Austin, Texas. He devoted much time to civic projects, was a board member of the United Methodist Church, Red Cross, Boy Scouts, YMCA and United Way. In 1976 he was named Texas Realtor of the Year.


Height 6'2

Weight 201

Career Highlights

  • 1946 All-Conference
  • 1946 Consensus All-America
  • 1945 All-Conference
  • 1945 Consensus All-America
  • 1944 All-Conference
  • 1944 First Team All-America
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