September 6, 2011
Baylor Law Mike Bourland, founding shareholder of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C, was honored as a Baylor Football Legend at Baylor's opening game against TCU on Friday, Sept. 2.
A Fort Worth native and three-year letterman for the Bears from 1963 through 1965, Bourland arrived at Baylor on a one year "make good" scholarship before going on to earn consensus first team All-Conference honors as an offensive guard. His outstanding play on the field and solid leadership qualities prompted Head Coach John Bridgers to name him team Co-Captain for his senior year in 1965. Bourland (nicknamed "Grubby" by his team-mates) started 31 consecutive games in his career, including Baylor's 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl victory over LSU. He and his teammates also own the distinction of never having a losing varsity season.
After graduating, and then earning a law degree from Baylor Law School, Bourland entered the military and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a JAG Officer, receiving the 1975 Meritorious Service Medal Award.
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