7. Lewis Cook, RB, 1966

While Tucson High already had nine state championships to its name in 1965, the Badgers had yet to win a title since playoffs began in 1959 ... well, until senior running back Lewis Cook had his say about it. Cook, an All-American in 1965, scored two decisive touchdowns in the fourth quarter to clinch Tucson's 27-7 victory over Yuma in the Class AA championship. Cook's 139 yards in the final game gave him 1,624 yards on the season and 24 touchdowns in his career, including 19 scores in 1965. The Badgers finished the season ranked 10th in the nation. After his high school career, the Tucson High great wanted to get out of town and chose ASU over the UA. Sun Devils head coach Frank Kush told the Arizona Daily Star in 1965 that Cook was an "exceptionally good football player" who had "remarkable balance" and "breakaway ability."

August 22, 2013 5:58 pm  • 
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