Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Marty Akins

Marty Akins

Gregory Portland High School


Inducted in 1987

Akins rushed for 2,140 yards and 32 TDs, passed for 3,349 yards and another 28 scores, and kicked 20 field goals and 139 extra points at Gregory-Portland. It all added up to all-state, all-America, and Class 3A Player of the Year honors in 1971, plus college offers from all over. Marty continued his illustrious career at Texas, guiding the Longhorns to a 37-10 record and earning all-America honors at quarterback from the Football Writers of America in 1975, as well as Southwest Conference Player of the Year honors. Akins was also a track standout at both Gregory-Portland and Texas.