Troy Aikman Heads Class of 2010 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Inductees


Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:27 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Jan 14, 2010 1:14 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett announced the 2010 Class of Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday.

Troy Aikman, Ricky Bryan, Don Demeter, Pete Incaviglia and Michele Mary Smith will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Aikman gained prominence as a Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys. He played briefly with the University of Oklahoma before transferring to UCLA. With the Bruins, Aikman won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback and was drafted No. 1 overall in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Rick Bryan, who died in July of 2009, was a former consensus All-American at Oklahoma. He went on to play with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.

Don Demeter played 11 professional baseball seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, among others. An Oklahoma City-native, Demeter posted a .265 career batting average.

Best known for jumping straight from college to the big leagues, Pete Incaviglia hit 206 career home runs. While a player at Oklahoma State, the righty set numerous NCAA records.

Michele Mary Smith is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former Japanese Pro League superstar softball player. At Oklahoma State, she was as prolific off the diamond as she was on it, recognized with numerous academic awards.


The new class will be inducted on August 3 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, joining 122 previous inductees.