Texas Sports Hall of Fame

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame currently has 352 inductees. Men and women who have brought lasting fame and honor have been honored since 1951 when Tris Speaker became our first inductee. 

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Gay, Don
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Mesquite
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Rodeo
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Mesquite, Texas native Don Gay won a record eight bull riding titles from 1974 to 1984. He broke the old record of seven held by his idol Jim Shoulders on December 12, 1976. A twelve- time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo, Gay set a NFR record with a score of 95 on a bull named Red One. In 1974 Gay broke Shoulders' 20 year-old record for money earned during a season with $28,700. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.