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Brad Rowland


Andrew Bradford Rowland

Inducted 2008

Date of Birth



Hamlin, TX


McMurry University (1947-1950)


Recognized as the first small-college player to start in the East-West Shrine Game, Brad Rowland held six school records for more than a half a century. A two-time first-team All-America, Rowland held 16 school records by career's end, including career rushing yards (4,437), single-season rushing yards (1,249) and career total offense (5,200). The four-time All-Conference selection led the league in rushing each of his four years at McMurry and was a member of three Texas Conference championship teams. Rowland was also honored by Who's Who Among American College and University Students for his academic success. The Hamlin, Texas native played one season with the Chicago Bears before serving in the U.S. Army from 1952-53. He later worked in agribusiness for forty years. Rowland has served as the national vice president of the Jaycees and as president of the Distribution Companies of America.


Height 6'1

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1950 All-Conference
  • 1950 First Team All-America
  • 1949 All-Conference
  • 1949 First Team All-America (College Div.)
  • 1948 All-Conference
  • 1947 All-Conference
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