TCU To Honor Baugh

When it faces Boise State Tuesday in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, TCU will have a "45" sticker on its helmet to honor Sam Baugh.

When it faces Boise State Tuesday in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, TCU will have a "45" sticker on its helmet to honor Sam Baugh.

The TCU football legend died Wednesday night in Rotan, Texas. Baugh wore No. 45 during his playing days (1934-36) with the Horned Frogs.

Thursday was TCU's first time on the field after Baugh's death. The Frogs practiced inside the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility.

Baugh led TCU to the 1935 national championship, the first of two national titles in a four-year period for the Frogs. In his final game at TCU, on New Year's Day 1937, Baugh led the Frogs to a 16-6 victory over Marquette in the inaugural Cotton Bowl.

As a junior and senior, Baugh was the nation's leading passer and punter.

Baugh went on to a standout career with the Washington Redskins and was a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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