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Wear Schoonover


Wear Kibler Schoonover

Inducted 1967

Date of Birth



Pocahontas, AR


University of Arkansas (1927-1929)


Wear K. Schoonover was the first Arkansas athlete to be elected to the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame. Whenever Schoonover played, sportswriters were quick to include words such as "electrifying" or "exciting" or "incredible", for he was a master at making the big plays. The end began his varsity career at Fayetteville under the colorful Coach Francis A. Schmidt in 1927. In 1929, Schoonover did not miss a minute during a nine-game schedule and won first-team All-America notice. He caught seven touchdown passes and scored 52 points as the Razorbacks raced to a 7-2 record. In losing to Baylor, 31-20, Schoonover caught 14 of 17 passes thrown in his direction. That same season, in Arkansas' 14-13 triumph over Texas A&M, Schoonover made a pair of catches to set up the Razorback touchdowns, then blocked the extra point to preserve the victory. Against Centenary, he intercepted five passes, returning one of those 92 yards for a touchdown


Height 6'3

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1929 All-Conference
  • 1929 First Team All-America
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