Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Larry "Elk" Elkins

Larry "Elk" Elkins


  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • School: Baylor
  • High School: Brownwood, TX (Brownwood HS)
  • Years: 1962-1964
  • Inducted: 1994
  • Place of Birth: Brownwood, TX
  • Date of Birth: Jul 28, 1943
  • Jersey Number: 26
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 187

Member Biography

Lawrence "Larry" Elkins was an all-around star at Brownwood, Texas High School. He turned down a $25,000 baseball offer and enrolled at Baylor. He caught 24 passes in 1962, 70 in 1963, 50 in 1964. His 1963 total led the nation. Elkins was listed as a wide receiver, but he also played safety on defense, and he returned kicks. In 1963 he had 12 pass receptions against Texas, 10 against Texas A&M, and a 73- yard play on a pass against Oregon State. In 1962 he had a 92-yard punt return against Texas Christian. He was All- America his last two years and played four years with Houston in the American Football League. He became an industrial engineer and safety consultant in the oil industry, working for the government of Saudi Arabia, and making his home there. When he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at New York in December, 1994, he came from Saudi for the event. He said, "I'm here because this is the greatest honor a football player can receive. It's not for this year, it's not for the next four years, it's forever."