Rice All-American Has A Heck of A Game

Dickie Maegle, former all-sport star at Taylor, carried the ball only five times in the September 26, 1954 football game against Cornell but made the most of his opportunities by scoring four touchdowns and accounting for 178 yards. 

The Rice All-American is most remembered for a bizarre play in his final college appearance — the 1955 Cotton Bowl.  Maegle was sailing down the sideline on a 95-yard TD dash, when a member of the Alabama team came off the bench and tackled him.  The Forty-Niners picked him in the first round of the 1955 draft, but Maegle lasted just six seasons in the NFL.

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