Baylor will use $500K donation to make NFL players space

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor will use a $500,000 gift from a Texas philanthropist to create a campus locker room for the Bears’ NFL and pro players.

Construction is expected to begin later this fall on the Charline Dauphin Pro Locker Room in the school’s athletics and academics complex.

Bears coach Art Briles says it’s important for former players to stay connected with the program after leaving Baylor. He says the team is “grateful and humbled” by the gift to make that happen.

Dauphin was a Rangerette dancer at Kilgore College when her late husband played football at Tyler Junior College. Sidney “Chief” Dauphin was later a high school coach.

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The Dauphins also started Texas Home Health, which had more than 12,000 employees and 30 offices when they sold the business.