Name: Bobby Joe Morrow
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 200, 4x100
DOB: 10/15/1935
Birthplace: Harlingen, Texas
Hometown: San Benito, Texas
High School: San Benito High School (San Benito, Texas)
College: Abilene Christian University
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (1956); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Melbourne 1956, gold (100-meter, 200, 4x100)
Personal: Raised on a cotton and carrot farm...Played high school football before becoming a sprinter...Was coached by Oliver Jackson at Abilene Christian University...Earned a degree in physical education...Was asked to address the Texas legislature in a joint session...Was honored by the United States Chamber of Commerce as one of nine Great Living Americans...Retired to become a farmer and woodworker...Honored by his high school, naming its new sports facility Bobby Morrow Stadium.