New Hall of Fame Inductee: Kent Oborn

Submitted by david.rockwood on Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:10
Kent Oborn
Kent Oborn's Family receiving the award
Kent Oborn
Kent Oborn

Payson High School has inducted the multi-talented All-American athlete Kent Oborn into the Sports Hall of Fame. We recognized him at halftime of the football game on 10/14/2021.

Kent Oborn was an outstanding athlete at Payson High School, and demonstrated the advantage of being a multi-sport athlete. His senior year, (class of 1963), he was awarded  All-Region, All-State, and All-American honors in Football, as well as All-Region and All-State honors in Basketball, Baseball, and Track & Field. He was 3rd in state in the 100 yard dash with a time of 10.1 seconds and broke the PHS school record in the 220 yard dash with a time of 22.3 seconds. 

He went on to play football at BYU where he established himself as the best punt-returner they had ever had, breaking a number of BYU school record, including the longest punt return (94 yards), the most punt return yards in a single season (393 yards), and the most punt return yards in a career (1,003 yards). You can read more about Kent Oborn’s amazing life and accomplishments in the Hall of Fame section of the PHS website. 

Unfortunately, he passed away last year before he was able to receive this honor. The PHS sports family extends our deepest condolences to the Oborn family. At the game to receive the Hall of Fame recognition on his behalf was his wife Sharyl Oborn, his children Patrick, Gale, and Spencer, and many grandchildren. We are proud to call Kent a son of Payson High School and include him in our Sports Hall of Fame