Gerald Mann's leadership, passing, and running were instrumental in producing some of Southern Methodist University's finest hours in football during the 1925-27 seasons. Mann, known as the "Little Red Arrow" led SMU to a 20-4-3 record and a conference championship in 1926. A two-time All-SWC selection, he was also named to several All-America teams his junior and senior seasons. In the 1928 East-West Shrine game, Mann was one of four Texans who starred in the 16-6 upset of the East. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1962.