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Darrow Hooper

Date of birth
Jan 30, 1932

Ht: 6'3" Wt: 214 lbs.

Birthplace
Fort Worth, TX

Hometown
Fort Worth, TX

College
Texas A&M University, College Station

High school
Tier 1 Northside D A E P

Playing career
He won the NCAA shot put title in 1951. Won SWC championships in shot put and discus each year from 1951 to 1953, he also brought home the Olympic silver medal.

He competed for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the shot put and won the silver medal. He was two centimeters away... View more

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1952MSUvATM-GamePhoto02
1952MSUvATM-GamePhoto02
1952 Game Photo of Texas A&M running back Don Ellis running against Michigan State while fellow Aggies Connie Magouirke (39) and Darrow Hooper (81) block.
by RAB88 Mar 22, 2014
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Updated athletic career information for Darrow Hooper
Edited the career summary for Darrow Hooper.
  • Changed player career summary for Texas A&M Aggies Men's Track and Field
    from:
    "He won the NCAA shot put title in 1951"
    to:
    "He won the NCAA shot put title in 1951. Won SWC championships in shot put and discus each year from 1951 to 1953, he also brought home the Olympic silver medal."
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by RAB88 Feb 17, 2012
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Texas A&M - Darrow Hooper
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Aggies-HOF-DarrowHooper
Texas A&M Aggie Hall-of-Fame honoree and Olympian Darrow Hooper accepts his Aggie HOF plaque.
by RAB88 May 24, 2011
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1951Aggies-StartingOffense
1951Aggies-StartingOffense
1951 Texas A&M Aggies - Starting Offense Squad including Front Row: Charles Hodge (#87), Jack Little (#76), W.T. Rush (#68), Hugh Meyer (#52), Elo Nohavitza (#65), Sam Moses (#75), future Olympian Darrow Hooper (#81); Back Row: Billy Tidwell (#32),...
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Updated athletic career information for Darrow Hooper
Added Darrow Hooper to the 1950 Texas A&M Aggies Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 81.
  • Set role to End.
by RAB88 Feb 05, 2011
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1952Aggie-DarrowHooper-ATMCorps
Darrow Hooper - Texas A&M Cadet
by RAB88 Dec 24, 2010
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1952Track-DarrowHooper-Aggies
1952Track-DarrowHooper-Aggies
Double winner in the Kansas Relays was Darrow Hooper of Ft. Worth, Texas, Texas A&M sophomore who won the annual running of the Kansas Relays.
by RAB88 Dec 22, 2010
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1952DarrowHooper.jpg
Darrow Hooper - Texas A&M
by RAB88 Mar 26, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Darrow Hooper
Added Darrow Hooper to the 1952 Texas A&M Aggies Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 81.
  • Set role to End.
by RAB88 Mar 26, 2010
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Darrow Hooper - Texas A&M
by RAB88 Mar 25, 2010
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Created an external link called "Sports Reference Bio" for Darrow Hooper.
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  • Set URL to http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ho/darrow-hooper-1.html.
by RAB88 Mar 25, 2010
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Updated external links for Darrow Hooper
Created an external link called "Darrow Hooper on Wikipedia" for Darrow Hooper.
  • Set title to "Darrow Hooper on Wikipedia".
  • Set URL to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrow_Hooper.
by RAB88 Mar 25, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Darrow Hooper
Edited the career summary for Darrow Hooper.
  • Added player career summary for Texas A&M Aggies Men's Track and Field:
    "He won the NCAA shot put title in 1951"
  • Added player career summary for United States Olympic Athletics:
    "He competed for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the shot put and won the silver medal. He was two centimeters away from getting the gold medal; Parry O’Brien's shot put measured 57.75 inches, while Hooper's measured 57.50 inches. In the Olympic tryouts, Hooper shot putted 57.50 while O'Brien shot putted 57.50."
by RAB88 Mar 25, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Darrow Hooper
Added Darrow Hooper to the 1951 Texas A&M Aggies Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 81.
  • Set role to End.
by RAB88 Mar 25, 2010
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