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SPORTS A N D O U T D ~ - - * ' N ^ A » Vo.. -, +# 'Si V s SPORTS: 1-5 practically spend on but fall SECTION C SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1964 OUTDOORS: 6 FEATURES: 7 · *K*v ^4;.^ * A · __^ Houston Oilers Sign Appleton Texas All-America Gets 4-Year Contract HOUSTON (AP) -Scott Appleton, the nation's most outstanding collegiate lineman of 19G3, signed a $10-1 000 four-year contract Saturday with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League. "I was trembling all over when I signed," said the All-America tackle for national champion Texas Appleton collected the 5104,000 in cash and side deals thrown in by Oiler owner K. S. ,, ,, , Adams could add up to a potcn- thc Cowl)OVS ^ler sent his rights Williams Queried By Allen SCOTT APPLETON (L) WELCOMED TO PRO RANKS tial $150,000 package. Applelon will get J21.000 a year, plus a $20,000 bonus, filling station franchise (Phillips 66) near his home in Brady, Texas, and undetermined number of cattle for his father's ranch, plus a dealership representing a new chemical fodder process. These details were not publicly announced by the Oilers. Adams would say only: This isn't the biggest contract ever given an OOer but it's by far the best ever given a lineman." ----· ~ ^--.--.v^ \*-*/ " *^*^wj.?jjum^jiLF i JL\J JL AW AVTiLliIYO -"--uv V.TV.I £*vtii n iiucillaU. Texas star greeted by Don Trull (R) and Houston Oiler wner K. S. (Bud) Adams The'signing of Houston's No. 1 (AP wir«pheie) it raft choice ended a month or Three Casper, Courtney Tied In Palm Springs Golf intensive recruiting by the Oil- ers and the Pittsburgh Stcelers of the National Football League. 10-6 Edge Appleton's signature gave Houston a 10-fi edge over the F'L in the signing of Houston's PALM SPRINGS (AP) -Veteran Bill Casper Jr. and young Chuck Courtney--who is playing in only his fourth professional tournament--forged into a two-way tie Saturday in the fourth round .of the marathon 90- hole $50,000 Palm Springs Golf Classic. Casper, 34, a former National Open champion, and the 23- year-old Courtney, an ex-college amateur star, go into the final 18 holes Sunday with a two- stroke lead. Both are from San Diego, Calif. Casper, playing the Bermuda Dunes County Club course, one of four employed for the first four rounds, had a two-under- par 70, and apparently had taken sole possession of the top spot. Abruptly came the word from the Indian Wells course that the unheralded Courtney had knocked out a five-under-par 67 to tie Casper with a 72-hole score of 279. Fourth Tie The deadlock was the fourth straight day that a tie resulted. Charlie Sifford, who had shared the lead in the three previous rounds, and British Open champion Bob Charles of New Zealand, the co - leader with Charlie starling out Saturday Palmer, who almost blew him self out of the desert with a 78 Wednesday, trimmed down to a 69 for 290. Also on hand for the final * »iu\s \/ij i i t i i i u i\ji unj Him I -····"- round will be National Open ! '-" 1C eligible draflces. Both Appleton and Adams, the Oiler owner, obviously were relieved that the long campaign for the signature of thc Outline! Trophy winner was over. "lie hasn't been an easy boy tf sign," Adams said. "He thought this nut pretty thorough champion Julius Boras, who had a 71 for 286. Sifforci, the former National Negro Open champion, held a slender one-stroke lead after nine holes, playing the .rather feared Eldorado course. But Sifford, on the 10th hole, took a double-bogie 6 as he hit into a trap and three-putted the green. He finished with 35-38 for his 73. Par for each of the courses is 36-36-72. The 41-year-old Sifford was tied by Tommy Jacobs in the "I just make up my mind slowly on these things," Appleton s;iid. "I decided I'd be happier here in my home state." Appleton had been drafted No. 1 in the NFL by Dallas but :o Pittsburgh in a trade thai brought Buddy Dial, veteran end, to the Cowboys. In Dallas, Tom Landry, head coach of thc Cowboys, said the trade would not be affected by Appleton's signing with Hous ton. "Our trade with Pittsburgh was an outright trade," Landry said. "If they fail to sign him, they were out." Appleton said he met with his attorneys Friday, made his final decision, and notified Adams he would be In Houston Saturday. Parents Happy "My parents were very happy," said Appleton, whose home is at Brady, about 200 miles northwest of Houston. Asked why he had chosen Houston over Pittsburgh, Appleton replied: "It's in Texas. I'm pretty loyal to the slate." lie would not compare the offers made by the two clubs except to sny Ihe money involved "was about even, I suppose." Appleton, who still das two semesters of work prior to graduation at Texas, said he now weighs 235 but expects lo add 10 to 15 pounds before reporting lo the^Oiler camp this summer. PSJA Coach 3rd Interviewed For Carroll Position Charlie Williams, who has guided Pharr . into the state San Juan-Alamo Class 3A finals Javelinas Pull Into 3-Way Tie Frank Ivv Oiler and general manager, said he plans to use Appleton as a defensive end, linebacker or tackle. the past two years, was interviewed for the Carroll coaching job yesterday, thc Caller- Times learned last night. He is thc third coach believed to have been interviewed lor the Carroll post following thc resignation of Cotton Ashton about 10 days ago. Previously interviewed by athletic director Chatter Alien were Gene Mayfield of Borger and Jim Briggs of Austin Johnston. While Williams was on the list of nine candidates selected from an "original list of 35." yesterdays Interview was unexpected. Williams was to be Interviewed later but It was conducted yesterday Instead. Several other coaches arc due to be interviewed for the job next week. Interviews arc expected in resume Monday, The Caller-Times has learned that Earl Scott of Donna has been added to thc list of candidates. Scott led Donna to the state Class AA championship in 1'JIU. Availability of Scott, however, Is doubtful due to thc many lies he has in the Valley. j Scon is expected to be intcr- i viewed for the job early next week. Also due In next week to confer with Allen about the job is Paul C.ipps, former coach at Refugio. Victoria Junior Co! " - · " ;md El ~ Houston a '1-1 record against the NFL in signing the club's five the AFL was founded in 1S60. "Let's hope Scott plays for us the next JO years," Adams said. I him. state 3A champions, is K Ihe prospects /or thc job but it has been learned that ho isn't interested although the case hasn't yet been closed on

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 02 Feb 1964, Sun,
  3. Page 27

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