Shiner's Clayton McCorkle will play football at University Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas next season.
Shiner defensive tackle Clayton McCorkle (73) applies pressure on Stratford quarterback Josh King in the first half of Shiner's Class 1A state championship victory. McCorkle will continue his football career next season with the Crusaders of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. photo by T.C. Baker, Victoria Advocate Staff Photographer
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound McCorkle was a first-team all-state selection at offensive tackle and on the defensive line on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 1A team.
He was the co-defensive player of the year in District 31-1A, and a first-team selection on the offensive line on the Advocate's all-area team.
McCorkle graded out at 92 percent on the offensive line and had 66 knockdown blocks for the Comanches, who went 16-0 and won the Class 1A state championship. He also had 80 tackles and six sacks on the defensive line.
In 2004, the UMHB Crusaders football team capped the most successful season in the seven-year history of the program with a #2 national ranking in the final American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll of the year. The Crusaders fell to Linfield 28-21 in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the Division III National Championship game.