Tulsa to induct three athletes, 1964 football team into hall

Tuesday, September 23rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Tulsa will induct two football players, a soccer player and the entire 1964 football team that won the Bluebonnet Bowl into Tulsa's Athletic Hall of Fame, the university announced Tuesday.

David Alexander, Reuben ``Rube'' Leekley, Kevin King and the 1964 football team will be honored at on-campus ceremonies Oct. 3, Tulsa said.

Glenn Dobbs coached the 1964 team to a 9-2 record, beating Mississippi 14-7 in the bowl game. The Golden Hurricane, led by Heisman Trophy runner-up quarterback Jerry Rhome, were tops in the nation in total offense and passing yards per game.

Alexander, an offensive lineman, earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1984 and 1985 before playing in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.

Leekley, a lineman who also played basketball and was on the track team, starred on Tulsa's 1916 team that won the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference, finishing 10-0.

King led Tulsa's soccer team to its first conference title and first NCAA tournament appearance in 1991. A defenseman, he finished his career with 23 goals and 21 assists.