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Canadian Says Goodbye to The Comet


Bill Cross, a 5' 6" stick of dynamite, was one of the all-time-greatest football players to come out of the Texas Panhandle said a piece in High Plains Yesterdays.

Cross, a 1947 Canadian graduate, went to college at WT, where he rushed for 2,474 yards- a mark that would stand two decades.  He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in 1951, where he played for three years.  

Credit amarillo.com

Cross passed away July 5, 2013, in Canadian.  A bronze statue stands in honor of the, "Canadian Comet," outside Wildcat football stadium.