Anthony Hutchison is an individual who overcame a number of obstacles in his life. He was the hyperactive boy of a single parent mom from Bay City, TX. Her hands were full, and she worked to provide for her children. Anthony was charged with the responsibility of babysitting his siblings. That all changed when CPS removed Anthony from the home and he was taken to live at Boysville in Austin. Because of the abuse he endured in Austin, he was moved to Boysville in San Antonio, the original location in Live Oak, TX. But it was when Anthony attended Judson schools, running track and playing football in Kirby Middle School, then going to Judson High School, would his life change for the better. What Anthony loved most about playing football was the camaraderie of the players led by Coach Jerry Sanders, and the feeling that winning brought everyone together. Anthony cherishes those times. When he graduated in 1979 Judson had an 11-1 season, losing in the playoffs, and then the recruitment started. He was being recruited by Norte Dame, Clemson, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. He chose Tech. In his junior year at Texas Tech he was the lead rusher, rushing over 800 yards that year. In 1984 he was drafted in the 10th round to the Chicago Bears. Mike Ditka was his head coach. After playing for the Bears, Anthony went on to play for the Buffalo Bills. When he finished his career playing professional football, Anthony returned to Texas and moved to Houston. He found work in landscaping and eventually owed the Anthony Lou Construction Company. From the Boy from Boysville, to the multi million dollar construction company, his story is an inspiration to many. Now a dad of a very successful daughter, Nicole Hutchinson, who is working as an anchor for Fox44 in Louisiana and hosts her show she calls "Hutch In the Clutch". We are extremely honored to introduce Anthony Hutchinson to the 2020 Judson ISD Athletic Hall of Honor.
This is the story of Anthony Hutchinson, who approximately 44 years ago, along with the class of 1979 Judson Rocket football, began the 44 year run of winning seasons, which continue today. Anthony's jersey number was #44.