While I was looking for that football program with Huey Long on the cover I came across this unlabeled, undated image of what must have been an athletics award ceremony, sometime in the mid-70s by the look of those outfits:
The young man with the shotgun must have won the George Martin Award for the most valuable player on the football team. Until his death in 1962 George Martin, the owner of Ye Old College Inn and a fervent supporter of Rice athletics, chose the winner himself. After that it was done by a vote of the team members, making it a high honor indeed. I don’t know who he is, but I bet some of you do.
Also, the scariest thing in this picture isn’t the gun. Check out the shoes on the fellow at the far left.
Bonus: For your enjoyment, I now present the meat aging room at Ye Old College Inn.