Former Cooper Cougar Orr Inducted into Big Country Hall of Fame

Published 05/05 2014 09:20PM

Updated 05/05 2014 09:29PM

Former Cooper Cougar running back Terry Orr was among the 13 newest inductees to the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. The Super Bowl winning tight end had a chance to catch up with BCH Sports' Eric Boynton before the ceremony.

Eric Boynton said, "Terry congratulations. You've won Super Bowl rings in the NFL. Where does this rank among your accomplishments?"

Terry Orr said, "I would say it's high up there. For the main reason that playing football in west Texas is just a little bit different. I tell people all the time, including my four boys, that you have to play football in west Texas, or else you haven't really played football. Just to be honored by my peers and where I grew up, it's a tremendous honor."

Eric Boynton said, "a lot of players say they retire young, and have to find something to do after they're out of football. What are you doing to keep yourself busy now?"

Terry Orr said, "well I have a truck company and we help frack sand. I can't get west Texas out of my blood. We haul frack sand out of Big Lake and Midland. Doing what every body else is doing out here, getting in the oil business."

Eric Boynton said, "a big day this week for the NFL with the NFL Draft. Any predictions or advice for the guys that are going in?"

Terry Orr said, "I have a son that's in a position where he has the opportunity to be drafted or free agent, somewhere in there. I've told him don't watch TV. That's the biggest thing. If you watch it, it will drive you crazy. I can remember a hundred years ago when I was drafted, a guy got drafted that I played with in an all-star game, he got drafted in the second round. I remember call my parents and saying 'turn the TV on, I'm going next.' Then I didn't go until the tenth round. I just tell them don't even watch it. Just go and do what you're going to do. You watching it is not going to make it change."

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