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Oldham , Hugh
Hugh Oldham was a high school football player and sprinter from Gause, Texas playing quarterback, halfback and competing in the 100-yard dash with a best time of 9.8 seconds. After an outstanding high school career he enrolled at Paul Quinn Junior College in Waco, Texas where he enjoyed success as a halfback. In 1962, he left school and enlisted in the Marines where he continued to play organized football as a halfback. While playing for a Marine team in Okinawa, Japan he won the league's Most Valuable Player Award and caught the eye of many major colleges that included the University of Oregon.
Oldham enrolled at the University of Oregon where he was a letterman in 1965, and regarded as one of the fastest players in the country despite injuries.
After the 1965 season he played professionally in the fledgling Continental Football League for the Eugene and Sacramento franchises. He also played (6) seasons for the Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and was regarded as the fastest player in the league. 1972 was one of his better years of Canadian football in which he rushed (36) times for (719)yards with a long of (60) yards and an amazing nearly (20) yards per rush and (7) touchdowns.