September 27, 2011
Baylor Law alumnus Al Witcher, father of Baylor Law Associate Dean Leah Jackson, was honored as a Baylor Football Legend during the Bears game against the Rice Owls on Saturday, Sept. 24.
A native of Lampasas, Texas, and three-year varsity letterman for the Bears from 1957 through 1959, Witcher made an immediate impact having been selected tri-captain of BU's 1956 Freshman Team and was a member of its 1956 Sugar Bowl Championship Team. He went on to earn All-Conference honors as an End in 1958 and 1959, while also excelling in the classroom by earning the Phillips-Hall Award given to the Baylor football team member who had the high-est grade point average over a four-year period.
A two-time selection as Outstanding Baylor Lineman for his stellar on-field performances, Witcher played in the East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl following his final Green & Gold season. Drafted by the American Football League's Houston Oilers, he received the Outstanding Oiler Award in 1960.
At the end of his professional football career, Witcher returned to his alma mater where he earned a law degree from Baylor Law School. He is currently Of Counsel at the law firm Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee.
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