Houston native Larry Isbell quarterbacked the Baylor Bears from 1949-1951. A consensus All-SWC player in 1950 and 1951, he threw for 2,716 yards and 26 TDs during his college career. In 1951 Isbell made the All-America team and led the Bears to an 8-2-1 record and a trip to the Orange Bowl. Isbell was a master at the play-action fake and was also an excellent punter. He was a first-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 1952 but elected to play minor league baseball. Isbell went on to play five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.