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Dallas Metroplex vs. Houston Metroplex: Super Bowl Rushing Edition Dallas Metroplex vs. Houston Metroplex: Super Bowl Rushing Edition
I usually write about Dallas-Fort Worth issues as they relate to Arkansas, whether touching on the Euless Trinity’s battle down the street from the... Dallas Metroplex vs. Houston Metroplex: Super Bowl Rushing Edition

I usually write about Dallas-Fort Worth issues as they relate to Arkansas, whether touching on the Euless Trinity’s battle down the street from the world headquarters of Walmart or the template African-American sports preservationists have set for Arkansans, but today I’m breaking down DFW as it relates solely to the Houston metro area.

Specifically, I’m ranking how all the area’s high school products have fared in all 49 Super Bowls, and then I’m comparing them to their Houston counterparts. Make sure to check out my upcoming piece in the Dallas Observer for more details on the rules and who wins this interstate battle of all-state Super Bowlers.

For now, let’s see what each side brings to the table in the following positions:

All-Time DFW Super Bowl Rushers

Super Bowl Team Winner or Loser Player Yds (Rush) Yds/Att. Att (Rush) TD (Rush) Recs Rec Yards TD (Rec) City of HS Name of HS
VI (6) Dallas Cowboys Winner Duane Thomas 95 5.00 19 1 3 17 0 Dallas Lincoln
VI (6) Dallas Cowboys Winner Walt Garrison 74 5.29 14 0 2 11 0 Lewisville Lewisville
V (5) Dallas Cowboys Loser Walt Garrison 65 5.42 12 0 2 19 0 Lewisville Lewisville
XVII (17) Washington Redskins Winner Alvin Garrett 44 44.00 1 0 2 13 1 Mineral Wells Mineral Wells
V (5) Dallas Cowboys Loser Duane Thomas 35 1.94 18 0 4 21 1 Dallas Lincoln
XI (11) Oakland Raiders Winner Carl Garrett 19 4.75 4 0 1 11 0 Denton Fred Moore
XXX (30) Pittsburgh Steelers Loser Erric Pegram 15 2.50 6 0 0 0 0 Dallas Hillcrest
XXVIII (28) Dallas Cowboys Winner Kevin Williams 6 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 Dallas Franklin D. Roosevelt
XXX (30) Dallas Cowboys Winner Kevin Williams 2 2.00 1 0 2 29 0 Dallas Franklin D. Roosevelt

All-Time Houston Metro Super Bowl Rushers

Super Bowl W/L Team Player Yds (Rush) Yds/Att. Att (Rush) TD (Rush) Recs Rec Yards City of HS Name of HS
XXV (25) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 135 9.00 15 1 5 55 Sugar Land Willowridge
XLIV (44) Loser Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai 77 5.92 13 1 7 58 Houston Sharpstown
XLI (41) Winner Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai 77 4.05 19 0 10 66 Houston Sharpstown
II (2) Winner Green Bay Packers Ben Wilson 62 3.65 17 0 0 0 Houston George Washington Carver
XXVIII (28) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 37 2.31 16 1 7 52 Sugar Land Willowridge
V (5) Winner Baltimore Colts Norm Bulaich 28 1.56 18 0 1 5 La Marque La Marque
XXVII (27) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 19 1.73 11 1 4 10 Sugar Land Willowridge
XVI (16) Loser Cincinnati Bengals Charles Alexander 17 3.40 5 0 2 3 Galveston Ball
XVIII (18) Winner Los Angeles Raiders Greg Pruitt 17 3.40 5 0 0 0 Houston Elmore
XXVI (26) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 13 1.30 10 1 4 27 Sugar Land Willowridge
XXXIV (34) Winner St. Louis Rams Robert Holcombe 11 11.00 1 0 1 1 Houston Jefferson Davis
XI (11) Loser Minnesota Vikings Robert Miller 4 2.00 2 0 4 19 Houston Jack Yates
I (1) Loser Kansas City Chiefs Bert Coan 1 0.33 3 0 1 5 Pasadena Pasadena

Just to recap, I’m fairly sure these all the high school DFWers/Houstonians who have ever rushed for at least one attempt or caught at least one ball in at least one Super Bowl. I had to go through the records with a pretty fine tooth and comb for this, but I think it’s worth it.

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All Time Houston Super Bowler Receivers

Super Bowl W/L Team Player Rec Yards Recs TD (Rec) City of HS Name of HS
XVIII (18) Winner Los Angeles Raiders Cliff Branch 94 6 1 Houston Evan E. Worthing
IV (4) Winner Kansas City Chiefs Otis Taylor 81 6 1 Houston Evan E. Worthing
XXXVIII (38) Winner New England Patriots David Givens 69 5 1 Humble Humble
XV (15) Winner Oakland Raiders Cliff Branch 67 5 2 Houston Evan E. Worthing
XLI (41) Winner Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai 66 10 0 Houston Sharpstown
XLIV (44) Loser Indianapolis Colts Joseph Addai 58 7 0 Houston Sharpstown
XXV (25) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 55 5 0 Sugar Land Willowridge
XXVIII (28) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 52 7 0 Sugar Land Willowridge
XLIX (49) Winner New England Patriots Danny Amendola 48 5 1 The Woodlands The Woodlands
XLIX (49) Winner New England Patriots Brandon LaFell 29 4 1 Houston Mirabeau B. Lamar
VII (7) Winner Miami Dolphins Howard Twilley 28 1 1 Galena Park Galena Park
XLV (45) Winner Green Bay Packers Donald Driver 28 2 0 Houston Milby
XXVI (26) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 27 4 0 Sugar Land Willowridge
VI (6) Loser Miami Dolphins Howard Twilley 20 1 0 Galena Park Galena Park
XI (11) Winner Oakland Raiders Cliff Branch 20 3 0 Houston Evan E. Worthing
XI (11) Loser Minnesota Vikings Robert Miller 19 4 0 Houston Jack Yates
XXXIX (39) Winner New England Patriots David Givens 19 3 1 Humble Humble
XLV (45) Loser Pittsburgh Steelers Emmanuel Sanders 17 2 0 Bellville Bellville
XXXVII (37) Winner Tampa Bay Buccaneers Keenan McCardell 13 2 2 Houston Waltrip
XXVII (27) Loser Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas 10 4 0 Sugar Land Willowridge
IV (4) Loser Minnesota Vikings Gene Washington 9 1 0 Baytown George Washington Carver
V (5) Winner Baltimore Colts Norm Bulaich 5 1 0 La Marque La Marque
I (1) Loser Kansas City Chiefs Bert Coan 5 1 0 Pasadena Pasadena
XVI (16) Loser Cincinnati Bengals Charles Alexander 3 2 0 Galveston Ball
XXXIV (34) Winner St. Louis Rams Robert Holcombe 1 1 0 Houston Jefferson Davis

All-Time DFW Super Bowl Receivers 

Super Bowl Team Winner or Loser Player Recs Rec Yards TD (Rec) City of HS Name of HS
XLVII (47) San Francisco 49ers Loser Michael Crabtree 5 109 1 Dallas David W. Carter
XXX (30) Dallas Cowboys Winner Kevin Williams 2 29 0 Dallas Franklin D. Roosevelt
XXXIII (33) Denver Broncos Winner Byron Chamberlain 3 29 0 Fort Worth Eastern Hills
V (5) Dallas Cowboys Loser Duane Thomas 4 21 1 Dallas Lincoln
V (5) Dallas Cowboys Loser Walt Garrison 2 19 0 Lewisville Lewisville
VI (6) Dallas Cowboys Winner Duane Thomas 3 17 0 Dallas Lincoln
XVIII (18) Washington Redskins Loser Alvin Garrett 1 17 0 Mineral Wells Mineral Wells
XVII (17) Washington Redskins Winner Alvin Garrett 2 13 1 Mineral Wells Mineral Wells
VI (6) Dallas Cowboys Winner Walt Garrison 2 11 0 Lewisville Lewisville
XI (11) Oakland Raiders Winner Carl Garrett 1 11 0 Denton Fred Moore
XXXVII (37) Oakland Raiders Loser Tim Brown 1 9 0 Dallas Woodrow Wilson

 

The above stats are according to databasefootball.com and sports-reference.com. On rare occasions, the sites provide the wrong spelling of a town or some other biographical error. If you spot something needing correction, please let me know.

If you want to see more along these lines, make sure to check out the all-time DFW and Houston metro Super Bowler lists for special teams at my thesportsseer.com site.

While you’re at it (or probably before you’re at it), make sure to sign up for my Texas sports stats email newsletter below. You’ll get all my future Texas-related posts. In the first blast I’ll send you something very similar to the above, except it will include all-time Super Bowl Texans regardless of native city.

 

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