COLLEGE STATION -- Charles Walemon “Cotton” Price, quarterback and tri-captain of the 1939 National Champion Texas Aggie football team, passed away early this morning.
A proud Texas A&M graduate, Class of 1940, Price was a three-year football letterman 1937-38-39. His senior season, he helped lead the Aggies to a perfect 11-0 record and the national championship. Price ran for 135 yards on 46 carries and completed 20-of-47 passes for 430 yards. He even caught one pass for 11 yards.
According to assistant coach John Wesley “Dough” Rollins, “Price had ice water in his veins in place of blood he was so cool and composed under pressure.”
Price came to Texas A&M from Newcastle High School. Upon graduation from Texas A&M, Price enter the Navy and served in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters in World War II. After his service to his country, he played one season with the Detroit Lions.
Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m.at the Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home, 610 N. Allegheny, Odessa, Texas 79761.
Charles "Cotton" Price was 90 years old.