The proclamation also praises his four years of military service in the United States Marine Corps.
Senator Rusty Crowe and Rep. John Holsclaw presented a framed copy off the proclamation to at Post 2166 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars last week. Deacon Bowers, a member of a national hall of fame for boxing, and Junior Stanley joined the group in honoring Holtsclaw.
The proclamation notes that Holtsclaw was a Little All American in 1964. He was also named All Ohio Valley Conference for three years and helped the Bucs win a share of the Oho Valley Conference championship in 1962.
He was also a standout at Hampton High School, where he became the high school’s first 1,000-yard rusher. He also rushed for 303 yards in a game against Jonesboro.
Following his college career, Holtsclaw went into coaching.
The proclamation is signed by state Sen. Speaker Randy McNally and Crowe.