Barton "Botchey" Koch
Though All-America selectors of the era often overlooked Texas as prime football territory, they could not ignore Baylor guard Barton "Botchey" Koch after the 1930 season. That year Koch, a native of Temple, Texas, became the first consensus All-American from the Southwest Conference and the first from a Texas college. In addition, he was selected to play for the West in the annual East-West Shrine game at San Francisco and was voted the outstanding defensive player of the game. Wrote the San Francisco Chronicle: "There were a lot of great linemen in the game, but Koch was easily the best". He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1967.