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Larry Elkins


Lawrence Clayton Elkins

Inducted 1994

Date of Birth



Brownwood, TX


Baylor University (1962-1964)


Larry Elkins was an all-around star at Brownwood, Texas High School. He turned down a $25,000 profesional baseball offer and enrolled at Baylor. He caught 24 passes in 1962, 70 in 1963, 50 in 1964. His 1963 total led the nation. Elkins was listed as an end, but he also played safety on defense, and he returned kicks. In 1963, he had 12 pass receptions against Texas, 10 against Texas A&M, and a 73-yard play on a catch against Oregon State. In 1962, he had a 92-yard punt return against Texas Christian. He was a consensus All-America his last two years and played four years with Houston in the American Football League. He became an industrial engineer and safety consultant in the oil industry, working for the government of Saudi Arabia, and making his home there. When he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at New York in December, 1994, he came from Saudi Arabia for the event. He said, "I'm here because this is the greatest honor a football player can receive. It's not for this year, it's not for the next four years, it's forever."


Height 6'1

Weight 187

Career Highlights

  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 Consensus All-America
  • 1963 All-Conference
  • 1963 Consensus All-America
  • 1963 Led nation in receptions
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