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Homer H. Norton

Homer H. Norton coached football, basketball and baseball at the college level for more than 20 years, including 14 seasons as head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies from 1934-1947. His A&M teams posted eight winning seasons, including three straight Southwest Conference titles from 1939-1941. His ’39 team was named the national champion after a perfect 11-0 season capped by a Sugar Bowl victory over Tulane. Norton was 2-2 in bowl games while at A&M, and his three conference championship teams each finished the season ranked in the top-10 of the final Associated Press polls. Norton was fired following a 3-6-1 campaign in 1947, ending his tenure in College Station with a 82-53-9 combined record. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Norton passed away in 1965 at the age of 68.

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