Bill Yeoman, a standout lineman and teammate of Heisman Trophy winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis at Army, who would go on to shepherd the University of Houston into the top tier of college football as the Cougars' coach for 25 years, died Wednesday at age 92.
His son, Bill Jr., said Yeoman died of pneumonia and kidney failure.
Yeoman played his freshman season at Texas A&M in 1945 and then transferred to West Point. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Notre Dame and Army ruled college football, famously playing to a 0-0 tie in 1946.
The following year, after Blanchard and Davis graduated, Army line coach Herman Hickman named Yeoman as one of "three men I wouldn't even trade for any three Notre Dame linemen."
Yeoman captained Army in 1948 when the Black Knights went 8-0-1.