Texas A&M-Commerce has had a long list of great quarterbacks that have come through Commerce. Of those many signal callers, Bobby Bounds is in the argument for the greatest ever, and that includes names like Wade Wilson, Will Cureton, and Kyle Mackey. Bounds success over his 3 years as a starter is something that few QB’s have duplicated in Commerce.
Bob Bounds overcame a separated shoulder and a tough Texas A&I Hoggie Defense to take down the Hogs in Kingsville for the first time in nearly a decade in 1991.
The Bounds File:
Name: Bobby Bounds
Hometown: Picayune, Mississippi
High School: Picayune Memorial HS
Favorite Lion Team: 91 ET Lions
Major/Degree: Kinesiology & Sports Studies MS – Physical Education
What I am Doing Now: Owner/President of BMFB Concrete Contractors
Years Played: 1987-1991
Favorite ET School Memory: “The discussion with Coach Vowell about changing my major from Pre Med to PE. He said “This world needs coaches just as much as it needs doctors son”.
Favorite Football Memory: “Beating A&I in Kingsville in ’91 after suffering a separated shoulder in the first half and coming back into the game.”
Awards and Honors: 2 Time LSC Offensive Back of the Year, All-American 1991, LSC First Team Quarterback 1990 and 1991, holds school record for most passing yards in a career.
Professional Career: Cleveland Thunderbolts (AFL) 1992-1993
Benicarlo Tifons (Professional Football League of Spain) 1994
Shreveport Pirates (Canadian Football League) 1994
Bob Bounds has an amazing body of work as a college quarterback. All American, Conference Champion, Record setter, you name it, he did it. It is an honor to write about a legend and yet another guy that has provided a lot of support to me and this blog. Ladies and gents, the great Bob Bounds.