Greg's accomplishments remind all Longhorns that In sports and far beyond, his contributions to Longhorn heritage have shaped the present and empowered the future.
From Dan Adams concerning our teammate Greg Dahlberg
I just got a message from Mark Larson that Greg has passed and his suffering has ended
Greg Dahlberg was a standout all-around athlete at Lee High School. He was all-state in football in 1969 and a shot putter. He earned 11 varsity letters at Lee in football, basketball, baseball, and track.
As a Longhorn he lettered three seasons at Texas on football teams that won the Southwest Conference title all three years and won the national championship in 1970.
Greg was inadvertently part of "spygate" in the O.U. Texas football game in 1972. Coach Royal had installed the quick kick into the playbook for the first time in four years the week leading up to the O.U. game. With OU holding on to a slim 3-0 lead late in the 3rd quarter, Texas was pinned inside its own 10-yard line and Coach Royal decided to quick kick. Greg was the designated center for this kick and when he entered the game, OU players immediately began to yell "quick kick, quick kick." Texas didn't change the play at the line of scrimmage, and the kick was blocked. Lucious Selmon fell on it in the end zone and OU went on to win the game. The charges of O.U. spying on the Longhorns during practice plagued the OU-Texas game until Coach Royal retired in 1976.
Obituary for Gregory Wayne Dahlberg
December 18, 1951 - March 3, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 65
Gregory Wayne Dahlberg, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Jo Nell Dahlberg and Elmer Franklin Dahlberg in Mercedes, Texas on December 18, 1951.
Greg attended Lee High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball, and threw the shot put. Greg loved athletics: for fun, fellowship, discipline, and character. He went on to play four seasons of football for the University of Texas from 1970-1973, and during that time, he married high school sweetheart, Susan Baros. After graduation, Greg attended the UT Dental School in San Antonio and continued on as an associate professor for 28 years. His dental practice opened in 1978 and grew steadily, serving his patients with dedication and family-oriented care for 34 years. Greg and Susan welcomed two sons into the world, and Greg coached their sports teams from T-ball and flag football on up through Senior League baseball, sharing along the way his gift of encouragement and his commitment to excellence with players and parents alike. Indeed, he modeled the role of a Godly husband, father, and friend.
If Greg was not on the field of play, he was in the fields of the Lord, hiking, hunting and fishing, teaching his boys to love and appreciate all of creation. An avid photographer, Greg had an eye for beauty and shared that gift through numerous landscapes and wildlife pictures which decorated the walls of his office.
Altogether, Greg had a servant's heart and was gifted at pouring into others, his beneficiaries spanning from family, friends, patients, students, and the youth. For all that he was gregarious, he was also a prayerful man of quiet reflection and strong character. Greg was ever conscious of his Christian duty to use his blessings and talents to glorify God, keeping foremost in his mind the importance of faith and its expression through loving God and neighbor.
A quintessential conversationalist, Greg could tell any story and tell it well. He could talk any person's ear off and somehow still make them feel heard. And around campfires, he would opine on topics ranging from physics to fishing line. He had a philosophy of life that was all his own and yet altogether familiar — because its foundation was truth and honesty.
Renaissance men are rare; Greg Dahlberg was one of them.
He is survived by his wife: Susan Baros Dahlberg; children: Grady Dahlberg and wife, Ali, of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Kyle Dahlberg and wife, Kacee, of San Antonio; grandchildren: Demí, Scarlett, Landry, Hayes, Fiona, and two baby boys expected in May and July; mother: Jo Nell Dahlberg; sisters: Kathy Alexander and Krisanne Stolhandske; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Franklin Dahlberg.
SERVICES: Visitation, Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm, with Rosary at 7pm, at Porter Loring North Mortuary, 2102 N. Loop 1604 East. Funeral Mass on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1602 Thousand Oaks. The Monsignor Michael O'Gorman will officiate. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Immersion Outfitters, a local non-profit Christian ministry (http://www.easytithe.com/dl/?uid=imme3061208) Choose Greg Dahlberg Memorial Donation from the drop down box. Or, the St. John Paul II Life Center of Austin, or to a charity of your preference.