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Draper and Stafford to Receive Heritage Award

November 1, 2012

Texas Tech football letterwinner Dr. Bob Stafford and track letterwinner Charles Draper will receive the Heritage Award during the 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Fri., November 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Both will also be officially recognized prior to the Tech football game the next day. Banquet tickets are $50 each and $500 for a reserved table of eight. Contact the Red Raider Club at 742-1196 for tickets.

Stafford, a two-year football letterwinner in the late 1950s, is a retired orthopedic surgeon, a partner of Stafford Cattle Company of Matador, and is a former member of the Texas Tech Board of Regents. He received a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech and a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

A three-year track and field letterwinner and the school record-holder in the 880 yard run, Draper is a 1961 graduate of Texas Tech. As a resident of Gainesville, Draper has served as President of the Gainesville ISD Board of Trustees, the governing board of North Central Texas College, the national board of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, and has worked as a USA Track and Field official for over 40 years. In 2009, he was a recipient of the Community Service Award given by the North Central Texas College Ex-Students Association.

The two will join previous recipients of the Heritage Award, Quintin Robinson in 2005, B.R. "Rip" Griffin in 2006 and 2007 winner Rob Junell.



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