|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2007|
Leon, nicknamed "The Mule Train" was a 1950 All-American football player at Oklahoma University. In 1948 he lead the nation with a 9.1 yards per carry average. He was voted the outstanding player of the 1950 Sugar Bowl, rushing for 170 yards, including TD runs of 86 (a record at the time and 34 yards, leading the Sooners to a 35-0 victory over LSU. He was drafted in the first round, fourth overall in 1951 by the Washington Redskins. His career ended after three years due to an injury.
The New York Times - Pro Football - Leon Heath, Oklahoma Fullback, Dies at 78
Oklahoma City, March 26 (AP) Leon Heath, a former Oklahoma football all- American died here Friday. He was 78 and lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
His death followed an illness, said Alice Stephenson, a representative of McRay Funeral Home in Chickasha.
He played football for the Sooners for Coach Bud Wilkerson from 1948 to 1950, receiving all-American honors in 1950 when Oklahoma won the first of its seven national championships.
While at Oklahoma, Heath was given the nickname Mule Train. In a 35-0 victory against Louisiana State in the 1950 Sugar Bowl, he scored two touchdowns, one on an 86-yard run that set a team recorde for the longest postseason run. He was named the games outstanding player.
Heath was drafter by the Washington Redskins in 1951 and played for three seasons until an injury ended his career. He later worked for 27 years for Baroid Industrial Drilling Products as an engineer and a salesman.
George Martin Heath (1894 - 1971)
Hattie Mai Hanner Heath (1902 - 1977)
Dewey Delbert Heath (1914 - 2001)*
Herman Leon Heath (1928 - 2007)
Maintained by: Tim Heath
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Record added: Apr 03, 2013
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R.I.P. cousin thanks for your service and kindness to me many years ago.|
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