SHAWNEE – Shawnee High School will honor the four newest inductees into the Shawnee Football Hall of Fame at half-time of tonight's game against Duncan. This year's inductees are Fred Shaw (2002) Brandon Self (2007), Clarence Tully (1944) and manager Don Swope (1945).
Fred Shaw: Fred Shaw graduated from Shawnee High School in 2002. While at Shawnee High School, Fred was honored as Offensive Player of the Game and Player of the Game numerous times. He also received All-State Recognition for the 2001 football season. Fred was one of the top Oklahoma high school recruits in 2002.
Shaw was a receiver/defensive back at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M University (NEO) from 2002 to 2004. There he received player of the game six times and was named All-Conference in his freshman year. In his sophomore year, he made the switch to defensive back and made First Team All-Conference and led the NJCAA in interceptions.
He received a football scholarship at UCO and in 2005 made the mid-season switch back to wide receiver and was named First Team ALL LSC North Wide Receiver.
After college, Shaw went on the play in the Arena Football League with numerous teams and is an currently assistance coach for Shawnee, living in Oklahoma City.
Brandon Self: Brandon Self graduated from Shawnee High School in May 2007 where he played on the 2003 Championship team as a freshman. Self was All-District his junior and senior year, Offensive Player of the Year, and was named by the OCA as an All-State Offensive Lineman his senior year.
Self received a scholarship to the University of Wyoming where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in Criminal Justice. During his career at Wyoming he was a 2- year letterman, and the starting center his junior and senior years. He was on the team that won the New Mexico Bowl in 2009, was named team captain and was named Offensive Lineman of the Year.
He became an Oklahoma City Firefighter in 2012 and is currently part of the rescue/dive team, and is a paramedic for the Oklahoma City Fire Department.
Clarence Tully: Clarence Tully graduated from Shawnee High School in 1944 where he played three years, starting his junior and senior years for Coach Ray LeCrone. He was selected All-Conference and All-State his senior year.
Tully attended Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University) from 1944 through the spring of 1946, where he was coached by Jim Lookabaugh.
In 2016, Tully and coach Robert Williams were honored at the OSU-West Virginia football game as two of the surviving members on the only undefeated team for Oklahoma State football. The 1945 Sugar Bowl Championship team was retroactively awarded the American College Football Coaches Association National Championship Trophy. Tully was the first SHS graduate football player to play on a national championship team.
Don Swope: Don Swope attended Shawnee High School but left early in 1945 to join the U.S. Navy. He served his country in World War ll and again in Korea and later received a high school diploma for entering the service before graduation.
Swope was considered too small to play football but became the team’s manager. He was an announcer at Shawnee for 30 years, announced the Kiwanis Little Olympics for several years and was a founding member and two-time president of the Shawnee Quarterback Club