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Alfredo Avila

Inducted: 2003

Best Known For: Football

Hometown: Donna, TX

HS: Donna High School

College: Sull Ross College, Alpine, TX

Professional Team: Washington Redskins (1967); San Antonio Toros


Alfredo Avila was a valuable member of the area’s only state championship football team, the Redskins of 1961, he was a standout in basketball, baseball and track high school, playing in a state tournament in hoops and advancing to the state track meet, where he finished sixth in the quarter mile.

Then he went on to Alpine, where he starred for the Lobos in the defensive secondary, making Little All-America in 1965 and 1966. In 1964, the Lobos played in the All-Sports Bowl and advanced to the NAIA finals before losing. As a valued member of the squad, the Donna grad set a national record with five interceptions in a ’65 game against East Texas State, picked off 14 balls the next season, and for his career claimed 36 interceptions, still a school record.

Drafted by the Washington Redskins after his college days, Avila later played for the semi-pro powerhouse San Antonio Toros.