Terry “Teapot” Collins 1967

I am not sure if the early Teapots  were  "short and stout" ,but I do know that by 1966 stature was the primary qualifier for wearing the  lid.  It was a harmless varsity hazing tradition  that required the freshman designated teapot to sing the teapot song before dinner each night at the dining hall at Moore Hill.  It was a tradition that brought a lot of smiles to many faces except maybe the designated teapot .  


TLSN tax exempt mission is to offer temporary financial assistance to former qualifying Longhorn student athletes , trainers, managers, coaches, and their immediate families. Last year TLSN raised $15,000 to help a former Longhorn volleyball player whose son had Leukemia. Recently Syd Keasler, Scott Palmer, and Billy Dale visited Terry Collins at his home to complete a due diligence process required by both TLSN and UT compliance.







Terry“Teapot” Collins Chronology

Chronology of Events

  • Even though in April of 2018 Cancer had not been diagnosed, Terry no longer has enough energy to perform his job and is laid off.

  • July 5th, 2018 Deb Collins sends me an email about her husband.   Deb says " Billy Dale Terry goes in for his first radiation treatment, July 5th 6 weeks of it 5 days a week. Please keep Praying.............. DEB " Doctors will pull all of his teeth.  

  • December 2018 - Terry’s Neck cancer is in remission, and Terry can no longer feels the growth in his neck.

  • January 2019- Terry’s health and energy level return. He is now trying to dig his family out of a financial hole. Terry emails me and ask if TLSN can help.

  • 01-15-2019 Scott Palmer, Syd Keasler, and Billy Dale meet with Terry in his home. He shares his story and his financials so we can determine how best to help him.

  • 01-16-2019- Billy Dale completes the UT compliance forms requesting authorization to distribute funds to help Terry.

  • 01-18-2019- UT compliance approves TLSN request to distribute funds to Terry Collins. Please see below.

    Good morning Billy,

     I attached the approved financial support request form for Mr. Collins.  As you know, to comply with NCAA bylaws, we will need all receipts to document expenses incurred and the total amount received once TLSN has fulfilled its commitment to Mr. Collins.

     If you need any other information from our office in order to begin providing financial support please let me know.  We are thinking of Mr. Collins and very much hope that he will make a full recovery in 2019.

     Thanks,

    Aubrey

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    Pending events for Terry

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Bob Rochs was a consummate people person- forever loyal, devoted, passionate, and compassionate to both Longhorns and his family.


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In the movie the “Natural” Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) plays the role of natural baseball athlete who overcomes many obstacles to fulfill his dreams of reaching the big leagues. Bob Rochs was also a natural in his profession. Bob was a consummate people person who had the knack of raising money for U.T. His easy non-confrontational style was his secret to success. The U.T. athletic department knew that life at Texas would be tougher without him.

If you are not a serious Longhorn, you probably do not know that DKR stadium not only holds 100,000 plus seats , 100’s of suites, 100's of concession, the UT Athletic department operation, Longhorn work-out facilities, and the T-association, but it is also the home of a sacred place where only longhorn lettermen and family can share fellowship. The room is filled with memorabilia, T.V.’s , a bar, tables, chairs, and couches. This room located in the Northwest sector of the stadium captures the history and heritage of Longhorn football. It is a place where respect has been earned and players from as far back as Coach Bible’s era can share stories with players from Coach Strong’s era.

When entering this room I reflect on the reasons I chose to be a Longhorn. Tommy Ford was my idol as a boy, and his part in the 1963 victory over Navy in the Cotton Bowl was the catalyst that changed my life. There were many young boys in junior high school and high school who after January 1, 1964 dreamed of wearing a Longhorn helmet. 6 years later these boys will form the nucleus for the 1969 and 1970 National Championship teams and the 30 game win streak.

The room is the Bob Rochs T-room.

Below is an Iconic picture of DKR presenting a 1963 National football championship football signed by team players to the Connally family. This picture was taken after President Kennedy was killed and Governor John Connally was injured. From L to R. -Bob Rochs , Governor Connally , Connally's son , and DKR.

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Bob Rochs started his 50 year plus journey with Longhorn athletics as a student baseball manager for Billy Disch’s Longhorn teams in 1941 and 1942.  After the war, Bob returned to Texas in 1948 working part-time in the Athletic Department while he earned his Master’s degree.  Originally interested in a career in coaching, he accepted a permanent position as the associate business manager for the Athletic Department.  During Bob’s early years at Texas, when the business office was at Gregory Gym . Ed Olle, Al Lundstedt, Bob Rochs , and two secretaries did all the work says Bob daughter Mary Edward.

“ Daddy would stay and count money after a game, and I went with him to the bank to deposit it!”

During the following decades, he assumed various other roles such as Ticket Manager, Development Director, Secretary of the Hall of Honor, and Executive Director of the “T” Association.  His greatest honor was his induction into the Longhorn Hall of Honor.   


Although Bob never missed a football game for almost 50 years (he died driving home from his 49th consecutive OU game in 1994), Bob loved all sports. In baseball, basketball, swimming, golf, track and field, and tennis he could name every athlete on every team.  Bob was so popular with the athletes he was honored by the swimming team at the Annual Aqua Carnival and by the track team at the Texas Relays.

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Cathy Munson did this artwork for Bob’s first retirement.

His friends and family say that everyone who knew him loved Bob Rochs- everyone , that is, but one person. After President of UT, Lorene Rogers, learned that Bob accidentally left 25 UT tickets in the telephone booth next to the UT ticket office , she wanted to fire him for negligence . It took the  the grace of God,  and prayerful supplications from  two powerful men -DKR and Frank Erwin- to save his job.   

Bob attended all the Longhorn games in the College World Series during Gustafson’s years as the Longhorn baseball coach.

Bob attended all the Longhorn games in the College World Series during Gustafson’s years as the Longhorn baseball coach.

Bob loved golf but was notorious for a wicked slice. Coach Gustafson the crusty Longhorn basketball coach and Bob’s best friend, said his buddy was “horrible.” Every time Bob hit a bad shot , Gus said Rochs would exclaim, “Oh no?”

That refrain echoed around the Austin Country Club golf course every Tuesday as Bob , Cliff , Charlie Munson and all his other friends shared good times and bad golf shots. I think Bob and actor Robin Williams shared the same horror in mastering the inner working of the golf swing. Click on video to right to listen to Robin explain the nuances of golf.

While golf frustrated Rochs, he was always eager to return each tuesday to play another round of Mission Impossible and experience deja vu. For Bob, playing golf was not the end game. Fellowship was. Bonding with special friends instead of striving for a great golf score was the best part of his golf game, and his friends knew that .

While not blessed with golf skills, he was blessed with a great memory for names and special moments.  Marion Pfluger said he knew more people at the University then anyone in the administration. All of the lettermen were part of his family, and he shared their stories in a style that captured the imagination of anyone who listened.

Unfortunately there are downsides to a great memory when the memories are not saved in writing. This is especially true when the person with the great memory is also the assistant business manager for all UT sports.

After Bob’s death David McWilliams and DeLoss Dodds learned this lesson the hard way as they struggled to resurrect the names on Bob Rochs donor list. Without the donor’s list the exercise of raising money for the Athletic Department was much more difficult. As Mary Edwards said about her father “all the information was in his head and not written down”.

Bob Rochs Legacy

Bob’s two greatest honors were his induction into the Longhorn Hall of Honor and the renaming of the UT Letterman’s lounge to the Bob Rochs T-room . At UT receiving the second honor is always harder to earn than the first. After Bob’s death many influential Longhorns requested his name be memorialized and as the Captain of the USS Enterprise use to say when he agreed with his staff - the UT administration said “make it so”.

What a perfect tribute to a great man's life. The Bob Rochs “T-room” is now his earthly home. Its an inviting space where his presence is felt on game day, where he can once again treasure the special moments and special memories with the lettermen he so admired. It is with respect I enter the Bob Rochs T-Room at DKR stadium and salute this great man’s legacy with a Horns up.




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Accomplishments from these athletes  are a reminder to  all Longhorns that In sports and far beyond, their  contributions  to Longhorn heritage  shape the present and empower  the future.

Jack Freeman Senior was a great Longhorn who was overshadowed by the greatness of other Longhorns. History states that in in 1943 behind the defense of Jack Freeman the Longhorn beat O.U. 7-0. Attached are three pictures of Jack Freeman senior. The first is a image of him in his uniform, the second image is Jack with his wife and new baby taken for the November 1941 Life Magazine article on the Longhorns, and the third is an iconic image of referee Jack Freeman being tackled by mistake by a T.C.U. football player Buddy Iles while referee Jack Freeman is pointing to where the runner's knee touched the ground to end the play. As a side note -Jack Freeman seniors ( Jack Freeman Junior) started for the 1965 State Champion Permian Panthers in 1965 and earned a scholarship to Texas.





James Carroll "T" Jones

James Carroll "T" Jones was a player , coach, and the assistant Athletic Director for the Longhorns. 

Against Texas A&M, Jones, Dawson and Quinn all rushed for more than 100 yards, the first time 3 players ever did that in a single game for a Longhorn team, and a feat that has only been repeated once since. The team set the school record for rushing, and the school and conference records for total offense. Jones won the Houston Post's Southwest Conference MVP Trophy. The Longhorns won the Southwest Conference and beat Tennessee in the 1953 Cotton Bowl.

He finished his career with a 14–3 record, the best winning percentage of any quarterback to start for more than one season in school history at the time and third best in the Southwest Conference history at the time. Jones was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 1978. 

From 1985 to 1996  Jones was the athletic director at Texas Tech. He was AD of the program during the Lady Raiders run to the 1993 NCAA women's basketball championship—the school's first and only one in any NCAA sport. In recognition of his contributions, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Honor in 2004.

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John Henderson By Billy Dale

Here is one of our Longhorn teammate. The video below  was taken on John's 100th birthday. As of January 15, 2017 he is 104 years old. 

The video above was taken on John's 100th birthday. He is now 103.  

John was born in 1912 when the Texas football program  was only 19 years old. Since Texas did not offer scholarships to players who could not afford to attend school these players worked two hours a day on campus to pay for room and board.   

 

 

  • In recent years many people have celebrated John's birthday's including proclamations from Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, President Jimmy Carter, and Governor Perry.

  • John said when he played "colleges didn't recruit football players" helmets were leather and there were no face mask.

  • During the game coaching from the sideline was prohibited so the "quarterbacks called the plays and the defensive players decided which direction they would go on the snap of the ball."

  • Instead of August the football season started in October

 

Below is a KVUE link to John's 103rd birthday party

http://bcove.me/ytmyxwoj

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Bud McFadin 1948-1950 College Football Hall of Fame inductee

The 225 pound Bud McFadin was a Longhorn from 1948-1950. He played both offense and defense and was the state of Texas boxing and wrestling champion. In 1949, he won All-America honors from the International News Service for his defensive skills. In 1950, the All-America Board, the Associated Press, United Press, INS and Look magazine named him first-team All-America, with emphasis on his offensive skills and in the Chicago Tribune All-Star game he was voted Most Valuable Player and selected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and Hall of Honor in 1973.

He almost left Texas his freshman year because he missed his horse. Longhorn officials resolved this issue by moving Bud's  horse to a location closer to Austin.

Tillman Holloway who played for Texas from 2001 thru 2003 is Bud's grandson. 

Bud played high school football  for Iraan Texas. A town that recently made National news. The article below was written by the New York times on December 15, 2016.

New York Times Article By JERÉ LONGMAN DEC. 15, 2016

Bereaved Texas Town Finds Comfort in a State High School Title Game

 

 

 

 

 

The Iraan High School football team before the state championship game Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. 

 

It was yet another example of the immense outpouring of support for tiny Iraan High since the accident, chronicled by The New York Times, and caused, the police said, when an eighteen-wheeler lost control and crossed the median on Interstate 20 on a cold, rainy night.

For the championship game Thursday, a charter company donated buses to carry Iraan’s band and its cheerleading squad. Forty miles outside town, a small group of fans from rival Ozona High School gathered on the side of the road on Wednesday morning, holding up signs and waving as the team rode past at the beginning of its trip.

Hours later, in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Aledo High School lent its indoor practice facility to Iraan for a final workout. Aledo’s trainers set out containers of water and offered to help tape the traveling players’ ankles.

Tammy Kirchhoff, Iraan’s track coach, whose husband, Mark, is the head football coach, said: “I don’t ever want to be in a situation like this again, but it was the greatest outpouring of human kindness I’ve ever seen. Cheerleaders should run the world.”

As Thursday’s championship game approached, the grief in Iraan was still raw.

And yet Iraan, population 1,200, is a resilient place, its durability built on the boom and bust nature of the oil business. In a time of crisis, football provided hope, a refuge from heartache, a welcome distraction.

Before the championship game began, a moment of silence was held for Ms. Pope in the stadium. Iraan’s opponent, Bremond High, also presented the school with a memorial plaque.

Bremond High arrived as a two-time defending state champion. Its quarterback, Roshauud Paul, was named the state’s best player and plans to play next season at Texas A&M. From the beginning on Thursday, he was remarkably elusive. Eventually, Paul ran for five touchdowns and threw for a sixth as Bremond drew away in the second half to win, 49-28.

For Iraan, it was a wrenching defeat. But heartening consolation could be found in its perseverance. And in the reassurance that small towns can be counted on to give comfort to another in pain.

“Football was huge,” said Mr. Baum, Iraan’s principal, “but humanity was bigger.”

The full version of this article appears in print on December 16, 2016, on page B8 of the New York edition with the headline: Title Game Comforts Bereaved Texas Town.

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Malcolm Kutner 1939-1941 College Football Hall of Fame inductee in 1974

 

  • Two time All-American in football

  • Kutner earned seven varsity letters: three in football, three in basketball and one in track — where he was a member of two Southwest Conference Champion relay teams.

  • He was the first UT player chosen to compete in the Chicago Tribune’s collegiate all-star game.

  • He was elected to the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1965.

 

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Harrison Stafford  1930-1932   College Football Hall of fame inductee

 

  • The assistant Coach Shorty Alderson reported to head coach Clyde Littlefield, “Clyde, I found you the darndest football player you ever saw. He tore up a couple of dummies and hurt a couple of men. He says his name is Harrison Stafford.”

  • A walk-on from Wharton, Texas, Harrison Stafford went on to become perhaps the toughest football player in UT history.

  • He was known for crushing blocks and devastating tackles.

  • All-Southwest Conference honors three times

  • Named to several All-America teams.

  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

 

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Mortimer "Bud" Sprague

 

Mortimer "Bud" Sprague
Tackle/1923-24

 

 

  • 16 years of age when he came to The University;

  • played on three UT football teams that had a combined record of 20-5-2;

  • was an All-Southwest Conference tackle;

  • but he also doubled as an outstanding track athlete and won the Southwest Conference shot put title in 1925 and ran on the 440-yard relay team.

  • College Football Hall of Fame

His college career was unusual because he Attended West Point after graduating from Texas.  He was a vital member of Army's great teams of the late 1920s, a two-time All-American and captain of the 1928 Army team. 

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Wally Scott 1940

Wally Scott was a co-captain of the 1942 team, and a member of the first Texas team to participate in a postseason bowl game that defeated the #5 Georgia Tech in the Cotton Bowl. In 1998 he was inducted into the High school football Hall of Fame and In 1972 he was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor.. 

Wally served in the Pacific theater of World War II as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946, and then returned to The University of Texas to study law.  Wally Scott helped start the Austin Longhorn Club which morphed into the Longhorn Foundation under Deloss Dodds, and he was a member of the Men's Athletic Council for 13 years. 

Posted: 04.28.2005 By Bill Little - edited version . The full version is at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://texassports.com/news/2005/4/28/042805aab_264.aspx&ved=2ahUKEwje3suc38rfAhUKeKwKHTHUBf4QFjABegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3TZ0fVpKgP8EpfrW6LFgTk

He was a vital part of the of Longhorn football, serving as co-captain of the 1942 team. That team became the first Texas team to participate in a postseason bowl game, defeating Georgia Tech in the Cotton Bowl.

Pretty much everything Wally did, he did well. He was brilliant, and could somehow be kind and outrageous all at the same time. And you couldn't help but love him, anyway.

In his three years of eligibility at Texas, from 1940 through 1942, he was a part of some of the truly historic moments in Longhorn history. The 1940 team on which he was a sophomore stunned No. 1 ranked Texas A&M, 7-0, knocking the Aggies out of a national championship. In 1941, Wally was one of 14 Longhorn players whose pictures appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. And in 1942, he as part of the Longhorns' first Southwest Conference championship since 1930 and the first ever bowl game.

Wally's passion was always Texas football. And it was never about what it could do for him, it was always about what he could do for The University of Texas.

When Darrell Royal came to Texas in 1957, Wally and his friend, the late Don Weedon, stepped up to help with the formation of the Austin Longhorn Club. Twenty-five years later, DeLoss Dodds would take that as the nucleus of The Longhorn Foundation, which has become one of the most successful donor programs in college athletics.

It never seemed to matter who was coaching at Texas, Wally Scott was a guy who spanned all eras. When his best friend, Mike Campbell, was bypassed for the Texas head coaching job when Royal retired in 1976, Fred Akers became head coach. And when others recoiled at the rebuff of Campbell, Wally stepped up and took Akers and his new staff and their families on a retreat to Bracketville, which had been the site of many a wonderful summer trip for Royal's staff.

For 13 years, from 1962 to January 1, 1985, Wally served on the Men's Athletics Council, and he held the title of Executive Secretary of the Austin Longhorn Club for 30 years.

Wally was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1972, 30 years after he was a significant player on one of the greatest defensive teams in Texas history. From all accounts, he was one of the toughest players of his era. He was a rugged end who excelled on defense.

Chosen as captain of the 1942 team, he was one of the few remaining lettermen from the 1941 squad. An early 3-0 loss to Northwestern had dented the schedule, but Texas had risen all the way to No. 8 in the country when Scott broke two bones in his hand against Baylor, and had to miss the TCU game.

The Frogs, as they had done the year before, shattered Texas' dream with a 13-7 win. But Scott and his teammates were not through. With an incredible defense that pitched three shutouts and allowed no more than seven points to any opponent except the Frogs, they won the Southwest Conference, and accepted the invitation to play Georgia Tech in the Cotton Bowl.

Georgia Tech was ranked No. 5 in the nation, and the national press, which had been so glowing only a year before, was now skeptical stating “Texas doesn't belong in the same league with Georgia Tech”.

But Scott and his teammates had different ideas. With a defense that had allowed only 57.5 yards rushing a game and only a little over 117 passing, they smothered the Engineers.

Scott and his teammates sparkled, and Texas, on January 1 of 1943, played in and won its first bowl game ever, 14-7.

As Wally and the Longhorns walked out of the Cotton Bowl that day, they had reaffirmed their presence on the national stage. And even though graduation and the war draft cleared the roster of all but two lettermen from that team, D. X. Bible's time at Texas had been solidified.

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