Former OU Football standout among six new inductees to be presented on Monday night
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.
-- Oklahoma football great and two-time All-American defensive lineman Dewey Selmon will be one of six new inductees to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, Aug. 6, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Selmon, one of three legendary Selmon brothers to play at Oklahoma along with Lucious and Lee Roy, was a major part of the Oklahoma football defenses that claimed national championships in 1974 and 1975. After earning All-America honors in 1974, Dewey was a consensus choice in 1975 before graduating and playing six seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 2012 Induction Class includes individuals from four different sports and one contributor to the sports culture of Oklahoma. Inductees as well as Distinguished Members of the Hall of Fame will be available for media interviews and photos at a VIP reception to be held at the Jim Thorpe Museum prior to the ceremony. The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees are:
- Former University of Oklahoma football All-American
- Founder of the Jim Thorpe Association
- Former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Former Oklahoma State football coach
Perry Maxwell - Golf Course Architect (deceased)
Jesse "Cab" Renick
- Former Oklahoma A&M & US Olympic men's basketball star (deceased)
In addition to the four living 2012 Inductees, the following Distinguished Members of the Hall of Fame with ties to the University of Oklahoma are also anticipated to be in attendance:
Danny Hodge (wrestling), J.D. Martin (track and field), Ted Owens (basketball), Lucious Selmon (football), Barry Switzer (football), Clendon Thomas (football), Billy Tubbs (basketball), Joe Washington (football) and Wayne Wells (wrestling).
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 1986 and celebrates 26 years of excellence with the 2012 Induction Class. With a total of 139 members, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame represents the greatest collection of athletes and contributors in the state of Oklahoma.