Claude Mason

Lake Charles, La.

Running Back

Football, 1956-58

Claude Mason

Tulane Hall of Famer
Year Inducted: 2001

Claude "Boo" Mason, a running back and all-purpose threat for the Green Wave from 1956-58, came to Tulane from Lake Charles, La. As a senior, he became the first player in school history to gain 100 yards both rushing and receiving in a single game when he accomplished the feat versus Texas Tech. Mason was the Wave's best all-around back as a junior, leading the team in rushing and receiving while averaging 16.3 yards on kickoff returns and adding three touchdowns. After graduation, Mason spent five years flying C-124 Globemasters in the U.S. Air Force, then graduated from Tulane Law School and pursued a career in educational administration.


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