1944 Fenimore is first football All-American

An offensive and defensive star for the Aggies, Robert D. "Bob" Fenimore, the "Blonde Bomber", became Oklahoma A&M College's first football All-American, and he repeated in 1945.

While guiding the Aggies to an 8-1 season in 1944, he led the nation in total offense with 1,758 yards, was third with 899 rushing yards, eighth in passing yards with 997 and ninth in scoring with 77 points. Fenimore was equally impressive on defense, recording 18 interceptions during his career--a mark that still stands as the school record. He helped lead the Aggies to victory at the 1944 Cotton Bowl and the 1945 Sugar Bowl and a posted 17-1 record over the 1944 and 1945 seasons. He was interviewed about those glory days in his later years. 

Fenimore received the football world's highest honor -- selection to the Helms Foundation all-time Football Hall of Fame in 1958. He was also named to the National Football Hall of Fame in 1972.

A native of Woodward, Okla., Fenimore was the first pick of the 1947 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

He died in Stillwater on July 28, 2010, at the age of 84.