Duniven graduated from Amarillo High School in 1930, where he was a 117-pound halfback. He went to Texas Tech in 1931 and played quarterback and returned kickoffs. He played on Texas Tech's first golf and tennis teams in 1931. Later, he boxed for the University of Arizona and had a tryout with baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. "If you have only one line in the water, you are liable to catch only one fish," said Duniven in a previous interview with the Amarillo Globe-News. "If you have several lines in the water, you're liable to catch several fish." He was the only person to win the city championship in golf and tennis. He missed the city bowling championship by one pin. He was named Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Golfer of the Year in 1971, and served as director of the Tri-State Senior Golf Association for many years.
The C.L. Duniven Jr. Super Team Award goes to a team that is outstanding during the year.
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