ROCK SPRINGS — Back in the 1970s, Dickey Tullock built a legendary athletic career both at Rock Springs High School and Idaho State University.
His legacy will be honored this Saturday night as one of 11 inductees into the Rock Springs High School Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
The event takes place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex with a banquet and ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 5-12 and are available at SCSD #1 Central Administration Building, Rock Springs High School and Bi-Rite Drug.
SweetwaterNOW, in association with Tanner Family Dentistry, continues its profile series of all the inductees this week leading up to the banquet.
Richard “Dickey” Tullock (In His Own Words)
I was born and raised in Rock Springs by my parents Pete and Geraldine Tullock. I am the middle child of five with an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister.
I am married to Patty Tullock and we have three children; Kolbi, Michael, and Michelle. We have four grandchildren; Darian, Devyn, Malakai, and Cedric. We also have two great son-in-law’s, Isaac and Mike. We spend our time enjoying retirement traveling, riding horses, and especially love time with our grandkids.
I completed my high school career in Rock Springs graduating in 1973. I enjoyed my high school experiences and had the opportunity to participate with some really good coaches and teammates.
After high school I attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho graduating with a degree in Political Science. My athletic career was as glamorous and successful as my high school career. I pretty much received similar awards in college as I had in high school. The high light of my college days was when I qualified for the Olympic trials in 1976 but an injury prevented me from attending.
Here is a partial list of my accomplishments:
My high school career spanned from 1970 to 1973. I was selected high point track man in 71, 72 & 73.
MVP at the Sam Bennion Games (now called the Simplot Games) in Pocatello, Idaho in 1972 & 73.
MVP Kiwanis club in 1972 &73.
MVP for indoor track 1971, 72 & 73.
High point man at the meet of Champions in 1972 and 73.
State champs in track and field in 1972.
Received outstanding trackman in Wyoming history award in 1973.
Co-MVP football in 1973.
Selected to coaches all American football team in 1973.
State runner up in football 1972.
I received several other awards throughout my high school career from various community and conference organizations.
While attending Idaho State University I was voted outstanding freshman in 1974.
High point man in 74, 75 and 76.
MVP at the Big Sky track and field meet 1976.
Big Sky conference champs 74, 76 & 78.
Inducted into the Idaho State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.
I’m still in the record books for high school and college. I am the current record holder for the longest outdoor (1976) long jump at Idaho State University and 2nd longest for the indoor (1975) record.