Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Todd Dodge

Todd Dodge

Port Arthur Jefferson High School


Inducted in 2006

Todd Dodge was a Parade All-America quarterback and earned honors as the state’s top player in 1980. Dodge threw for 3,135 yards as a senior, becoming the first Texas schoolboy to break the 3,000 mark. He led the Yellow Jackets to a 14-0 record and a trip to the 5A state championship game, where they lost to Odessa Permian, 28-19. Dodge was the district offensive player of the year in 1979 and 1980 while compiling 5,642 career passing yards. He made the 1980 all-state team, played in the 1981 THSCA All-Star Game and was awarded the Hertz #1 Award in the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City as the state’s top athlete. At Texas (1981-1985), Dodge continued his winning ways by leading the Longhorns to bowl appearances in 1983-84. As a head coach, Dodge won four Class 5A state titles and posted a 98-11 record from 2000-06 at Southlake Carroll. Only a 16-15 loss to Katy in the 2003 title game prevented the Dragons from winning an unprecedented five straight 5A crowns. His teams were named national champions by PARADE MAGAZINE in 2004 and the National Prep Football Poll in 2005.