Dick Maegle of Rice Institute was one of the all-time great football players of the Southwest Conference. He was a two-way player, a great runner, and a skilled defensive back. In his junior year, he was a consensus All-American and played in the 1954 Cotton Bowl game against Alabama, in which he is remembered for being the victim of an off-the-bench tackle. That play overshadowed Maegle's record setting performance - 265 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns. As a senior he led the conference with 905 yards rushing. He played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers (1955-1959) Pittsburgh Steelers (1960) and Dallas Cowboys (1961). Maegle was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.