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Rodeo superstar Trevor Brazile among Texas Sports Hall of Fame nominees


Trevor Brazile has won nine consecutive all-around world rodeo titles.
Trevor Brazile has won nine consecutive all-around world rodeo titles. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rodeo superstar Trevor Brazile is on the final ballot of nominees to be voted on for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Brazile has 21 world titles and 12 all-around championships, including a record nine in a row.

Brazile, who lives in Decatur, has won more than $5.5 million on the PRCA circuit.

Former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen, Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young and Dallas Mavericks guard and current Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd are also on the ballot.

Generally six nominees from the primary ballot and two from the veteran ballot will comprise the Class of 2016.

Members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (open to the public) will once again be able to help the selection committee determine the newest class. The deadline to become a member and be able to vote for the upcoming class is July 15th. The official announcement of the Class of 2016 will be made in September. The banquet to enshrine the Class of 2016 will take place in early 2016 in Waco.

Here’s a look at the nominees:

2016 Primary Ballot

Fred Akers: Football / University of Texas

Larry Allen: Football / Dallas Cowboys

Trevor Brazile: Rodeo / Decatur

Rudy Davalos: Basketball / San Antonio

Donald Driver: Football / Houston

T.J. Ford: Basketball / University of Texas

Pete Fredenburg: Football / University Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jacob Green: Football / Texas A&M University

Pat Henry: Track & Field / Texas A&M University

Jason Kidd: Basketball / Dallas Mavericks

Justin Leonard: Golf / University of Texas

Nastia Liukin: Gymnastics / Plano

Eric Metcalf: Football, Track & Field / University of Texas

Gerald Myers: Basketball / Texas Tech University

Andy Pettitte: Baseball / Houston

Dennis Rodman: Basketball / Dallas

Huston Street: Baseball / University of Texas

Wilson Whitley (Deceased): Football / University of Houston

Michael Young: Baseball / Texas Rangers

Sophia Young: Basketball / Baylor University

2016 Veteran Ballot

Andy Cooper (Deceased): Baseball / Waco

Ken Gray: Football / San Saba

Lester Hayes: Football / Texas A&M University

King Hill (Deceased): Football / Rice University

Bill Howton: Football / Rice University

Luchious “Luke” Jackson: Basketball / Pan American College

Dave Marr (Deceased): Golf / Houston

Cynthia Potter: Diving / Houston

James Saxton (Deceased): Football / University of Texas

Hilton Smith (Deceased.): Baseball / Giddings

Flo Hyman (Deceased): Volleyball / University of Houston

“Smokey” Joe Williams (Deceased): Baseball / Seguin

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