Eddie Peacock

Eddie Peacock ( 1967 Purcell High School Graduate )

Letterman Purcell High School Football (1963 - 1966)

Letterman Purcell High School Track (1964 - 1967)

Selected as All-District (B-5) Running Back ( 1966 )

3 year starter in Football. 4 year starter in Track

In a dual track meet at Lindsay during his Senior Year, Eddie scored 22 1/2 points by himself as he won the 100 / 220 / 120 High Hurdles / 180 yard Low Hurdles / and ran on the winning 440 yard realy team

Tied the 180 yard Low Hurdle Meet Record ( 19.7 ) at Bethany Track Meet ( 1967 )

1967 Class B Regional Champion (15.0) 120 yard High Hurdles

1967 Class B Regional Champion (19.7) 180 yard Low Hurdles

1967 Class B State Track Meet Runner-Up (14.75) 120 yard High Hurdles

1967 Class B State Track Meet 3rd Place (19.7) 180 yard Low Hurdles

Still holds the PHS School Record in the 180 yard Low Hurdles (19.4) ( 1967 )

Accepted track scholarship from Oklahoma State University ( 1967 )

Ran the 440 yard Intermediate Hurdles and the Mile Relay at OSU (1967 - 1969)

Member of the record setting Big 8 Freshman Indoor Mile Relay Team at OSU (1967 - 1968)

Entered into service with the U.S. Army in September of 1969. Went through Basic Training at Ft. Polk (LA).

Served his country in South Vietnam for one year.

Achieved the rank of Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army before being discharged in 1971 at Ft. Benning, GA

Attended the University of Oklahoma (1971 - 1974)

After graduation, Eddie went to work for different oil field companies in South Texas and Louisiana as a drilling fluids engineer

Named as a Running back on the 1960's PHS All-Decade Football Team by Purcell Football Alumni

Still remembered by friends and teammates for having the longest, smoothest, and most powerful quarter-mile stride of any Purcell Track athlete ever

Is still recognized, along with long time PHS Head Track Coach Bob Haley and Jesse "Hubba" Green, as one of three men that forever changed the fortunes of the PHS Boys' Track Program