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Centennial Quiz - January 4, 2009

1. Who was the first African-American to sign a football scholarship with Texas Tech?
a. Ecomet Burley
b. Thomas Howard
c. Danny Hardaway
d. Zebbie Lethridge

2. True or false?
Lubbock is a home rule city and has operated under a council/manager system of government since 1917.

3. What former Dunbar High School football standout played for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX in 1986?
a. Thomas Howard
b. Dennis Gentry
c. James Mosley
d. Kenneth Wallace

4.True or false?
The record low temperature for Lubbock is 10 degrees below zero set in 1945.

Answers:

1. Who was the first African-American to sign a football scholarship with Texas Tech?

c. Danny Hardaway signed with Tech in February 1967 and lettered for the Red Raiders in 1969 and 1970 as a running back and receiver.

Lubbock is a home rule city and has operated under a council/manager system of government since 1917.

True.

3. What former Dunbar High School football standout played for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX in 1986?

b. Dennis Gentry was a running back and special teams player for the Bears for several years.

4. The record low temperature for Lubbock is 10 degrees below zero set in 1945.

False. The record low temperature for Lubbock is 17 degrees below zero and was set in 1933.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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