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Texas Longhorns Whit Canning

Texas Longhorns

Whit Canning

Published July 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781582619521
Hardcover
182 pages
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 About the Book 

With three national championships, more than 80 All-American and nearly 800 victories, the University of Texas has a football history and tradition among the richest in the nation. This book offers a look at a small slice of that history andMoreWith three national championships, more than 80 All-American and nearly 800 victories, the University of Texas has a football history and tradition among the richest in the nation. This book offers a look at a small slice of that history and tradition, with updates on the lives of those who made it possible. Among these are: Johnny Treadwell, whose Now weve got em where we want em challenge became the emblem of the Darrell Royal teams of the early 1960s- former head coach David McWilliams, whose departure from the coaching ranks may have eventually helped to save his life- Duke Carlisle, the star of three crucial showdowns in a national championship season, now enjoying life in the oil business in Mississippi- Julius Whittier, UTs first black football letterman, who finished with two degrees and has been a successful Dallas attorney for 20 years: Ben Tompkins, who played baseball with Satchel Paige, spent 20 years as an NFL game official, and is still practicing law at 75- T Jones enshrined in the Hall of Honor at both UT and Texas Tech- Ben Procter, who held a UT receiving record for 40 years still lives in house he bought from Lyndon Johnsons sister, and is finishing up the second volume of a biography of William Randolph Hearst- Alan Lowry, who answers the gnawing question about whether he stepped out of bounds on the run that beat Alabama in the Cotton Bowl- James Saxton, the swift All-American who survived a near-fatal illness- Roosevelt Leaks, who after a lengthy NFL career still spends time on the family farm where he grew up- the Campbell twins, who as the sons of defensive coordinator Iron Mike Campbell, willed themselves into becoming starters on a nationalchampionship team- Randy Peschel, the man who caught Right 53 Veer Pass- James Street, the man who threw it- and former Outland winner Scott Appleton, who destroyed his life with alcohol and then rebuilt it, becoming a minister who touched countless lives before his death.