ever been 6 man player go pro?

Ain't pro coaching, but UTEP (then Texas Western) coach Don Haskins coached six man football at Benjamin and Hedley before getting the basketball gig in El Paso.
coach Don Haskins coached six man football at Benjamin and Hedley before getting the basketball

I think that may be inaccurate????

My neqhew by marriage played on the first football team at Hedley since the late 1920's. At the time Haskins was at Hedley, they only competed in basketball and baseball - no football until the late 1990's.
Where Haskin's coached
should be in Underwood's book.
Look it up.
Then give me 500 words on the....
ooops sorry.
Started drivelling.

Morgan Lineberry, Lakehill Prep.

Signed by the Carolina Panthers out of ACU and made it to final cut (they kept Graham Gano & released Lineberry). Great overall athlete, unbelievable kicker!
Nobody from the sixman football ranks has done more in the game than this guy (Jack Pardee).
Coach Paul Bear Bryant stated , “Jack Pardee was the best Linebacker I have ever coached” 👀, strong words from a Very Known Coach I believe 🤔 .
Good read right here.
NFL Coach of the Year how many times? Little
ol Sixman Man💪🏻


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William Covington played at Lohn, I heard he tried out at Green Bay but Coach Holmgren told him he was plenty fast enough, just not big enough. The Coach told him they would tear him to pieces. Different deal but I also think he actually played a little while in the Canadian league.
Here are two.

Notable players

Jack Pardee (April 19, 1936 – April 1, 2013) began his football career as a teenager in Christoval, Texas, where he excelled as a member of the six-man football team.[1] He was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M University and a two-time All-Pro with the Los Angeles Rams (1963) and the Washington Redskins (1971). He was one of the few six-man players to ever make it to the NFL, and his knowledge of that wide-open game served him well as a coach. Pardee was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1986. Following his playing career, Pardee went on to coach, becoming the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League, the United States Football League, the World Football League, and the Canadian Football League.
Ed Sprinkle (September 3, 1923 – July 28, 2014) played six-man football at Tuscola High School in 1939, and became known to many as "The Meanest Man in Pro Football", nicknamed "the Claw". Prior to his NFL career, Sprinkle won three letters in football and two in basketball and earned All-Border Conference while at Hardin–Simmons University in the early 1940s. He earned all-Eastern honors in 1943 while attending the United States Naval Academy. He played for twelve seasons with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League and is credited with calling attention to the NFL's defensive players. At first, he played on both defense and offense. He caught 32 passes for 451 yards and seven touchdowns during his professional career. His ability to rush opposing quarterbacks, however, made him a defensive specialist, earning four Pro Bowls.
William Covington played at Lohn, I heard he tried out at Green Bay but Coach Holmgren told him he was plenty fast enough, just not big enough. The Coach told him they would tear him to pieces. Different deal but I also think he actually played a little while in the Canadian league.
Covington played either CFL or Arena or both maybe now that I think about it, WR if memory serves me

Rory Peacock (Woodson/McMurry Hall of Famer) played Arena
Demani Richardson played a year of jr high at Aquilla before going to Waxahachie. Starting safety for TAMU, and will likely be picked up as a free agent if he’s not drafted this coming year.
I found this on Wikipedia...

Cloyce Box:
Career highlights and awards
2× NFL champion (1952, 1953)
2× Pro Bowl (1950, 1952)
All-Pro (1952)
NFL receiving touchdowns leader (1952)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:

Box was born in 1923 in Hamilton, Texas.[1] From 1938 to 1942, he attended Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Texas, where he and his twin brother Boyce Box were both star athletes.[2][3] He never saw a game of football until he was 18 years old, having played basketball throughout his youth.[4]

Box and his brother Boyce attended West Texas A&M University on basketball scholarships and helped the Buffaloes win a Border Conference championship in 1943 before being inducted into the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of captain during World War II.[5] Box also attended Louisiana Tech University as part of the V-12 Navy College Training Program. When he returned from the Marine Corps in 1946, the West Texas A&M basketball program slumped, and Box ended up playing college football as a quarterback and halfback for the West Texas A&M Buffaloes football team from 1946 to 1948.[6]
Box played professional football at the end and halfback positions in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons with the Detroit Lions from 1949 to 1950 and 1952 to 1954.[1] As a rookie in 1949, Box appeared in ten games, principally as a halfback. He rushed for 62 yards on 30 carries and caught 15 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns.[1] Box later recalled: "I probably was the worst halfback in the history of the league."[7]

In 1950, Box's second year in the NFL, Detroit's coaches sought to take advantage of Box's speed and converted him into an end.[7] Teaming up with Lions' quarterback Bobby Layne, Box appeared in 12 games and ranked among the league's leading receivers with 50 receptions (third), 1,009 receiving yards (second), 11 receiving touchdowns (second), 84.1 receiving yards per game (second), and 1,009 yards from scrimmage (second).[1] On December 3, 1950, in a game against the Baltimore Colts, he set Detroit team records with 12 catches, four touchdown receptions, 24 points, and 302 receiving yards.[8][9] His 302 receiving yards against the Colts was the second highest in NFL history at the time and currently ranks fifth in league history.[10][11] After the 1950 season, Box was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a second-team end on its All-Pro team.[12]

In February 1951, with the Korean War ongoing, Box was recalled from inactive reserve status by the United States Marine Corps.[13] He missed the entire 1951 season due to military service.[14]

In June 1952, after being discharged from the Marine Corps, Box returned to the Lions.[14][15] Box was the leading receiver on the 1952 Lions team that won the NFL championship. On October 19, 1952, he led a comeback victory over the Los Angeles Rams, with touchdown catches covering 64 and 10 yards.[16] He led the NFL with 15 receiving touchdowns, ranked second in the league with 90 points scored, and again ranked among the league leaders with 924 receiving yards (fourth), 22.0 yards per reception (fourth), and 924 yards from scrimmage (sixth).[1] His yards per reception in 1952 are still the most ever in Lions team history while his 15 touchdowns remained a team record until 2011.[17] In the 1952 NFL Championship Game, a 17–7 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Box was used mainly as a decoy but was credited with a key block on Doak Walker's 67-yard touchdown run.[18] After the 1952 season, Box was selected by the AP as a first-team All Pro player and was selected to play in the 1953 Pro Bowl.[1]

In 1953, the Lions won their second consecutive NFL championship, though Box's receiving statistics declined significantly with only 16 receptions for 403 yards.[1] He was reportedly "robbed of his blinding speed by a leg injury," though he did manage a career-long 97-yard touchdown reception against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day 1953 which would remain a Lions record until 1998.[19] In the 1953 NFL Championship Game, he had four receptions for 54 yards.[1]

In 1954, Box's final year in the NFL, he appeared in 11 games but caught only six passes for 53 yards.[1] Over the course of his five years with the Lions, Box totaled 129 receptions for 2,665 yards and 32 touchdowns.[1]