Wayne Labar

Inducted: 1997

Hometown: Harlingen, TX

HS: Harlingen High School

College: Texas A & M

A hard-running Harlingen back who became a standout offensive guard for Texas A&M, Wayne Labar transitioned from athletics into a career as a school board member and regional leader for Valley farmers and ranchers.

A three-time All-District pick during his time at Harlingen High (1954-56), Labar was a 210-pound fullback who scored three touchdowns as a sophomore against San Benito and was the only sophomore named on the All-District unit. Labar crashed for an average of 6.5 yards per carry as a senior.

He played for Coach Jim Myers at Aggieland, starting at guard for three years after spending some time as a blocking back in 1958, and was good enough in the classroom to make honorable mention All-SWC Academic in 1960.

Elected to the Harlingen School Board in 1976, he later served as executive director of the Cotton and Grain Producers Association for over a decade.