Hall of Champions

Prentice Gautt


Prentice Gautt became the first African-American to make the football team at the University of Oklahoma. He went on to be named 1959 Orange Bowl MVP and later inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame. Born into a Christian home in Douglas, Oklahoma, Gautt shared his love of the Master Coach with teammates during his collegiate career and at FCA Camps and other various FCA events during his eight-year NFL career.

Extremely active in FCA both locally and nationally, Gautt led FCA Huddles at the University of Missouri and helped to impact the lives of several student-athletes during his 25-year career in athletic administration with the Big Eight and Big 12 Conference. The former National Board of Trustee and Board of Advisor member loved to see students discover the championship level of life.

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