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May 4, 2013 6:33 PM by Tyler Garrett - tgarrett@kristv.com

Former Calallen Running Back Wes Danaher Inducted into Texas HS Hall of Fame

WACO - On Saturday former Calallen star Running Back Wes Danaher got his first look at his own section in the Texas High School Sports Hall of Fame. Danaher will officially be inducted later this evenings.

Danaher was arguably the best high school running back in Texas during the early 90's racking up nearly 9,000 yards on the ground during his Wildcat career.

His father Phil still mans the Calallen sidelines, but has yet to find a back that can pile on the statistics like his son. Following high school Danaher accepted a scholarship to SMU, but soon after was injured shortening his career.

In 1995 he was named the Associated Press Class 4A Player of the Year and was a two time All-State Selection.

During his career with the Cats Danaher posted four separate 300 plus yard games, twenty 200 plus yard games, and forty four 100 plus yard games. At one point he rushed for 300 plus yards in three straight games.

His rushing records still rank him in the top 10 in just about every statistical category in Texas.

There are currently 283 members of the Hall of Fame, but just nine from the 1990's. Danaher will join the likes of Koy Detmer and Drew Brees.

Here is a list of past inductees from the Coastal Bend Area: Charlie Haas (CC High - 1933-35); Marty Akins (GP - 1969-71); Ronnie Bull (Bishop - 1955-57); Ray Akins; James Lott (Refugio - 1980-83); Willie Mack Garza (Refugio - 1985-87); Emil Tagliabue - sportswriter; Johnny Roland (Miller - 1958-60).

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