Three Wildcats to be Inducted
Into Hall of Fame, Friday Night
From Sulphur Springs Wildcat Hall of Fame Selection Committee
After a review of the Wildcat Hall of Fame Selection Committee, three former Wildcats will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, on Friday night, in pre-game activities. The list includes two former professional athletes and a record-setting high school quarterback for the Wildcat Football Team and Vietnam veteran.
This year's selections include:
Class of 1963........Miles Bramblett
Miles Bramblett was a four-year letterman in football and set numerous school records during his high school career.
He set school records for total offense in a season and career and was the school's all-time passing leader when he graduated. He was named All-State and All-District, his senior season and signed a full scholarship to the University of Arkansas.
Bramblett was the starting quarterback on the Razorback's undefeated freshman team, but an injury ended his football career.
He later earned a bachelor's degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, in 1978.
After his football career ended, Bramblett entered the U.S. Army in 1965, and was selected to attend helicopter pilot training.
He was the honor graduate of both his primary and advanced helicopter training classes, and received his wings and appointment to warrant officer, as an Army Aviator, in 1967.
He served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, where he received a battefield commission to First Lieutenant.
He served with the U.S. Army for 20 years, in a variety of Air Defense and Aviation Branch duties.
Among his military awards and decorations are the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Valor, and in 1984, he was inducted into the Order of St. Barbara upon his selection as the Field Grade Officer of the Year of the Army Air Defense Branch. He was selected for promotion to Lt. Colonel, but retired from the Army in 1985 as a Major and entered into his career in the defense industry.
He began his civilian career in the defense industry as a program manager with Lockheed Martin and later TRW. He then worked as a Program Manager for Rockwell Collins for many years.
While working for Rockwell Collins, in Texas, he met and married his wife, Sandra Jean. Now retired, Bramblett and his wife make their home in the Lawton-Ft. Sill area of Oklahoma. He and Sandra Jean are very active in charitable and supportive works in the their love of animals and their work to benefit veterans. They are members of the American Legion and lifetime members of the VFW.
Class of 1999.............Caleb Miller
Caleb Miller was an All-State selection as a safety when he played for the Wildcats in the late 1990's. He was a consensus top 100 recruit in the state after playing on both sides of the ball.
His senior year, he was named the district's Most Valuable Player and picked for the Texas all-star game, and renowned recruiting expert Max Emfinger ranked him as the 16th best weak-side linebacker in the country. That was after he recorded 134 tackles and caused five fumbles as a senior, while also rushing for 932 yards on just 190 carries. He also blocked three kicks that year.
Miller was an Academic All-State choice and a member of the National Honor Society while excelling in track, as he won the district championship in the 800 meters as a sophomore and 400 metes as a junior.
In the spring of his senior season, he signed a full scholarship to the University of Arkansas, where he was named a Southeastern Conference and Verizon All-Confernce academic honors. His 368 tackles ranked third on the Arkansas' career-record list.
Miller then was drafted in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he played four seasons. His best record was his third year, when he recorded 100 tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery. In his NFL career, he totaled 163 tackles and three fumble recoveries.
He is retired from the NFL, and is working on a broadcasting career in Cincinnati. He and his wife, Britney, have one child.
Class of 2000......Kyle King
Kyle King, the SSHS record holder for the 3200 meters, is considered the most accomplished track athlete in SSHS history, having competed in the 2008 USA Olympic Trials in two events - the only Wildcat to have ever qualified for the Olympic Trials.
At the Trials in 2008, King placed 11th in the 5,000 meter race and was a semi-finalist in the 1,500 meters. In addition, he placed 4th that year in the U.S. Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters.
He is the 10-tim qualifier for the USA Championships (five times each in the 3,0000 indoors and 5,000 outdoors), and a four-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships in 5,000 meters while at Baylor University.
In his college career, King was also named twice as an NCAA All-American and eight times to the Big 12 Conference team in cross country and track.
King graduated from Baylor in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in finance from the University of Tulsa. He is currently a commercial underwriter for JPMorgan Chase in Tulsa, where he lives with his wife, Debra Rene, and daughter, Kayla Belle.
In between his Baylor graduation and his current job, King ran professionally for ZAP Fitness and ran his fastest times. He has clocked a 13:32.74 time in the 5,000 meters; 3.59.8 in the mile; 7:54.8 in the 3,000 meters; 3:40.6 in the 1500; and 2:23:41 in the marathon.
While in high school, King won the district and regional cross country titles and finished third in state his senior year. He also qualified for state his junior year and was a three-time state qualifier in the 3,200 meters in track and also qualified for state in the 1,600 his senior year.
He placed fourth in the 3,200 in both his junior and senior seasons and was sixth in the 1,600, as a senior.
He holds the school record of 9:25.90 in the metric two mile race.
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