SMA Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Carl Bragg, Class of 1968


Carl Bragg, Class of 1968

Carl Bragg and Keith Kosan became the newest SMA Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Carl Bragg (1968) played football four years, lettered and started three years, playing both offensive guard and defensive end all three seasons. He was on the 1965 and 1966 Texas Preparatory League (TPL) Championship team, received the only "Best Blocker" award in SMA history, was All League Offensive Lineman. As 1968 Co-Captains of the football team, Bragg along with Dale Cardwell ‘68, led the team in a victorious season in which the bears were both undefeated and untied. Bragg also lettered two years in Boxing and is perhaps better known as the First Runner Up in the State Light Heavyweight Champion competition in 1967 and 1968. Outside of the sports arena, Carl served as Sophomore Class Secretary. He was selected by his peers as Freshman Class Favorite, Sophomore Class Favorite and Senior Personality. Bragg was JROTC platoon leader, then Second Battalion Commander his senior year.

A Three-Sport Letterman, Keith Kosan (1976) lettered in football, basketball and track. Keith’s awards include All Texas Catholic Interscholastic League (TCIL) Defensive Back, Best Signal Caller in State, First Team Quarterback, Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) Team and TCIL Prep All Star. Keith served as Captain of the Football team and Basketball Co-Captain. Keith was an All-American Player also named to the Southern Preparatory Conference (SPC) All Tournament Team, Private School State Championship Team, Southwest Preparatory Conference All-Loop Team. During his senior year, Keith netted 30 points per game on the basketball court to become the High Point Man and led the Bears with over 1,000 yards passing and 600 steps rushing on the gridiron. Coach Johnny Anderson declared Keith "Best quarterback in the SPC" and Athletic Director James Slaughter, proclaimed Keith as the "key to offense and defense." Also excelling in the JROTC, Keith attained the rank of Captain, served as platoon leader and participated in the Zouaves Drill Team. Revered by his classmates, Keith was Most Handsome Nominee and Class Favorite during his Jr. and Sr. years.

The pre-game induction ceremony took place during Homecoming 2007, which was also celebrated as the Academy’s Centennial. Bragg and Kosan join the prestigious group, including the Mile Relay Team of 1925 and 21 individuals previously inducted into the Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

San Marcos Baptist Academy
Academy Traditions
Winter 2007
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