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Hall of Famer Noble Doss Passes Away

Texas High School Football Hall of Famer Noble Doss died last Sunday at the age of 88. Doss was a key player during Temples glory years. He also played at the University of Texas and later played in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Doss, nicknamed the “Flying Dutchman,” was a great player on the powerful Wildcat teams of the mid-30’s. In 1937, during his Senior year, the Wildcat team was called the Temple Typhoon. Doss had one of his greatest games against Hillsboro when he scored on runs of 45, 40 and 67 yards and returned an interception back 30 yards for another touchdown.

He was hampered by an ankle injury in the annual regular-season finale before 12,000 people at Woodson Field in a 7-0 loss to Waco. The loss forced a three-way tie for the district title. A district committee debated for five hours before determining that Temple would advance to the postseason. The Wildcats defeated San Antonio Jefferson before falling to Longview in the quarterfinals.

After completing college, he was in the Navy during World War II. After that Doss played a couple of seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and was on the Eagles’ 1948 NFL championship team.

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