All-American: Gilford "Cactus Face" Duggan

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Gilford "Cactus Face" Duggan

Gilford "Cactus Face" Duggan, T - 1939
Gilford Duggan earned All-America honors during the 1939 season.

The two-time all-conference selection was a member of the 1938 defense which allowed only 43.3 yards per game. Also during that season, the Sooners went undefeated and broke into the top 10 of the Associated Press poll for the first time in school history as they finished fourth. During the 1937 season, Duggan and teammates dominated opposing offenses, allowing only 88.5 total yards per game.

He was drafted in the 13th round by the New York Giants in 1940.

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