November 30, 1937 – August 30, 2019 Orange, TX
Jim “Rocky” Colvin was born November 30, 1937 in Monahans, Texas and grew up in Orange. He played high school football for Lutcher-Stark before attending the University of Houston where, during the 1959 season, he made All Missouri-Conference and was named Honorable Mention, All American.
Drafted in the eighth round of the 1960 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts, Colvin played defensive tackle for Baltimore until he left to play for the Dallas Cowboys for the 1964-66 seasons. In 1966, the Cowboys won the Eastern Division, but subsequently lost the NFL Championship to the Green Bay Packers, who went on to win Super Bowl I. Colvin finished his career with the New York Giants in the 1967 season. After playing eight seasons of professional football, he moved to Uvalde, Texas.