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Former football standout named to LSC Hall of Honor
Dearth-400 Former Tarleton State football standout James Dearth

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 8, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Former Tarleton State football standout James Dearth has been named one of three inductees into the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor, the league office announced this week.

Along with Dearth, the 2013 inductees include another football standout in Angelo State’s Clayton Weishuhn and a previous sports information director, Garner Roberts from Abilene Christian.

These former players and administration role make up the 2013 class of inductees for the LSC Hall of Honor, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have brought pride and honor to the conference through their contributions as an athlete or who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the betterment of the conference as a coach or administrator.

The inductees were chosen by a panel of athletic administrators throughout the league.

“This year’s class is very deserving and seems to represent the contrasting ways people have been associated with our league over the years,” said LSC Commissioner Stan Wagnon. “You have a guy like James, who accomplished a whole lot in a very brief period of time, and then a guy like Garner, who really has made lifelong contributions to the conference. And, of course, Clayton’s experience of achieving individual success while also helping his team to accomplish national prominence is to be celebrated. These three truly speak to the tradition of our conference and are joining their rightful place among other Lone Star Conference greats.”

Dearth, who is Tarleton’s first LSC Hall of Honor inductee, was a two-time second team All-American in football and an All-American in the shot put. Drafted in 1996 in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns, he is a 12-year veteran of the NFL as a deep snapper.

Dearth played for the Texans from 1996-98, tallying 77 catches for 992 yards and nine TDs in three seasons. He actually started at quarterback in Tarleton’s opening game in 1996 before moving to tight end, where he twice was named first team All-LSC South Division and second team NCAA Division II All-America.

Each of the inductees will receive the LSC’s signature Hall of Honor award, a 15-inch custom-sculpted eagle figurine mounted on a cherry wood base. The awards for Dearth, Roberts and Weishuhn are to be presented this fall.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dameon Myers
254-968-1803
dmyers@tarleton.edu

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Former Tarleton State football standout James Dearth