This website is intended to honor the life and memory of D. Scott Huckabay, who was born on February 20th, 1966, and who left us all too soon, on February 14th, 2013 at the young age of 46. It is also intended to raise awareness and funds to fight the insidious and cruel disease that took Scott from us–Pancreatic Cancer. With your help and support, we can keep Scott’s spirit, philosophy, and memory alive and thriving, while promoting events and activities that benefit the community, something that was very important to Scott.
If you have lived in Plano for a while, you probably already know about Scott. But for those of you who may never have had the pleasure of knowing him, here is a brief listing of some of his many accomplishments: Scott graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1984 and was, to put it modestly, an outstanding athlete. He was at the heart of a Wildcats team that achieved an impressive 26-2-1 record in football. His on-field achievements are a thing of Plano lore to this day. Scott then went on to play football for Baylor University, where he was a four-year letterman (’85-’88) and a member of the SAE Fraternity. He graduated from Baylor in 1989.
Scott was so proud to wear the #40—hence the name of this website: Huck 40. Some of the accolades he cherished were: ’82-83 12-5A All District; Co-Champs; Bi-District Champs Area Champs; Regional Champs; Quarter Finalist. Senior year ’83-84 All-District Running Back; 12-5A Offensive Player of the Year; All-Metro Running Back; 12-5A Champs; Bi-District Champs; Area Champs; Regional Champs; Quarter Final Champs; and Semi-Finalists. He was especially proud of his 1983 All-State Honorable Mention. This is Texas, after all, where football is a religion!
In light of all of his many accomplishments on (and off) the field, Scott was inducted into the 2013 Plano ISD Athletic Hall of Honor. Fittingly, a plaque is hung in his honor at John Clark Stadium in Plano, Texas.
Scott never forgot a name, a face, or a fact…and we will never forget his big heart, his contagious smile, and his life’s legacy. We invite you to help us keep the legacy alive and to join the fight against Pancreatic Cancer