Wall of Honor Inductees 1980-1989
Ricky Sanders – Football – 1980
Sanders was a 4 sport star at Belton, he excelled at football and track. Sanders was a 2-time All District Selection for the Tigers, he finished 4th in the 110 hurdles & pole vault & finished 6th in the 300 hurdles at the State Track Meet.
After high school Sanders went on to play at Southwest Texas. He was the leading rusher his jr and sr years of college.
Sanders went on to have a great NFL career. He played 10 years in the NFL, became the Redskins 5th all-time leading receiver, set a Super Bowl record for receiving yards and the longest TD & won 2 Super Bowl rings with the Redskins (1988 &1992)
Billy Jack Rhoads – Track – 1982
Rhoads won Pole Vault for 4-A at the State Track Meet in 1982. He helped lead Belton to a 3rd place finish as a team at the 1982 State Track Meet.
He was a 5’11” 155lb defensive back for the Tiger Football Team in 1981 that went 7-2. He was the teams kicker with a PB 44 yd FG and a 78 yd punt (school record).
Rhoads broke regional records in the pole vault in 1982 at 15’3″ and won the state 4-A title at 15′.
Brett Stafford – Football / Track / Baseball – 1982-1983
Stafford is a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. He was All-State in 3 sports at Belton (track, football & baseball). Named 4-A All-State QB & a Parade All-American. Made the All-State team for baseball with an average of .456 as a Sr. Won the state 300 meter hurdles as a Jr in 1982 with a time of 37.5 (good for 5th best in the country). He also ran an anchor leg split of 48.5 for the Belton Mile Relay team at the State Meet.
Was a 3-year starter at QB for the University of Texas in 1985-1987 & held 14 school records. Was named 2nd team All-SWC.
Neil Hickerson – Golf – 1983
Hickerson was the 4-A State golf champion in 1983. Three golfers tied for medalist honors at the 1983 State Tournament, but Neil won the playoff.
Played golf at Texas A&M (1986-88), was named All-SWC as a Jr & Sr & finished 2nd in the 1988 SWC Tournament. Hickerson also received Honorable Mention All-American honors.
He went on to play professional golf for 3 years.
John Thompson – Track – 1986
Thompson was the 4-A State Champion in high jump in 1986. He alos led the Tiger Basketball team in scoring his Soph-Sr year. Was named the Centex MVP.
At the State Track Meet, Thompson finished 7th as a Soph, 3rd as a Jr and won gold as Sr. His best jump in high school was 7’0″. He also won the regional meet in long jump as Sr with a jump of 23’6″.
After high school Thompson played 3 years of basketball at Angelo State.
Billy Carlock – Basketball – 1988
Carlock was named 2nd Team All-State for 4-A in 1988. Played only one year of varsity basketball at Belton after transferring from Pittsburg Tx. He set a school record with 809 points in 1988 averaging 23.8 a game (2nd in school history). He also averaged 11.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks as Sr.
The Tigers 27 wins (27-4) was the 4th highest in school history. He went on to play 2 years at McLennan County JC in waco and was the teams leading scorer (17.8) & rebounder (8.7) on the 25-9 MCC team. Was also named to Region V All-Tournament team.
Bo Ferguson – Football – 1989-1990
Ferguson was named 4-A All-State for 2 years as a Defensive Back in 1989 & 1990. He was 6’2″ 175 lb DB & WR. As a Jr he was a two-way starter on the Tiger team that finished 9-2 and was ranked as high as #4 in the state.
Bo broke the school record for interceptions in a season his Jr year with 7 & broke the record again his Sr year with 8. He finished with 21 career interceptions.
Scott Smith – Football – 1989
Smith was named 3rd Team 4-A All-State at RB his Sr year at 5’9″ 185lbs. He rushed for a school record 1,153 yards as a Jr & 1,297 as a Sr. He also set school records for TD’s in a season with 19 & TD’s in a game with 5. Smith was also the District Champion in the 400 Meters with a time of 49.7.
He went on to play 4 years at SWT and was the team’s 2nd leading rusher as a So & Jr.
Mike Faglie – Football – 1989
Faglie was named 3rd Team 4-A All-State as an offensive lineman at 6’1″ 255 lbs in 1989. He was one of three Tigers on the 1989 All-State team. Anchored the offensive line on the 1989 Tiger team that was 9-2 on the year and ranked #6 in Tx & set a school rushing record with 2,574 yds.
Was selected to play in the Coaches All-Star game. He signed with Blinn College to continue his career.
Toby Rumfield – Baseball – 1989-1991
Rumfield was a 4 year starter at Belton in football, basketball & baseball. Was a 3 year All-State selection for baseball. As a qb he passed for 1,1,73 yards in 1989. For the Tiger baseball team he hit .460 as a Fr, .486 as So, .426 as a Jr and .489 as a Sr.
Rumfield played Professional Baseball at the minor league level for 10 years. He reached the AAA level with the Braves & the White Sox. Was a minor league manager in 2009.