THE NAVIGATION TOOLS TO  THE CONTENT OF THE WEB SITE ARE AT THE TOP OF THIS SCREEN. THE SITES ARE  "QUE" , "FAN", "TLSN", "SPORTS", "ARTICLES", "ICONIC",  "MISSIONS", "LOST TOO SOON",  "SENTRY", AND "DONATE".

GREG HAS PASSED AWAY BUT HIS LEGACY LIVES ON.

THE ROAD THAT GREG AND DEB PLOETZ TRAVELED SINCE GREG WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MIXED DEMENTIA IN 2009 IS A REFLECTION OF THE STRUGGLES THAT MANY OF OUR TEAMMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE EXPERIENCED WITH THIS DREADED DISEASE.

AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA, GREG DECIDED TO PAINT A TRIBUTE TO HIS TEAMMATES. THE COMPLETION OF THIS PAINTING IS A STORY OF HIS HEART HOLDING ON WHILE HIS MENTAL CAPABILITIES AND HAND-EYE COORDINATION DETERIORATED. THIS PAINTING WAS COMPLETED IN 2010, AND IT IS OBVIOUS THAT HE WAS STRUGGLING WITH DETAILS. HOWEVER, HIS EFFORTS WERE NOT ABOUT ART; THEY WERE ABOUT THE HUMAN SPIRIT WINNING BATTLES AGAINST THIS AGGRESSIVE DISEASE. THIS PAINTING IS A SPECIAL AND PERSONAL GIFT FROM GREG PLOETZ TO HIS TEAMMATES--A VICTORY OF THE HEART OVER THE MIND.

GREG'S HEART WAS MY  INSPIRATION TO TACKLE A PROJECT THAT WAS TOUGH TO COMPLETE.  THE GOAL WAS TO HAVE 500 FORMER DKR PLAYERS SIGN GREG'S PAINTING . AS OF 1/21/2018 THERE ARE 280 SIGNATURES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE PAINTING.  IF THE FINAL GOAL IS ACCOMPLISHED, IT WILL BE THE ONLY AUTOGRAPH RELATED ITEM WITH THIS MANY SIGNATURES OF DKR PLAYERS IN EXISTENCE.  THESE PLAYER DELIVERED 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 11 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. 

THE LITHOGRAPH WILL BE AUCTIONED IN 2019 WITH ALL PROCEEDS DISTRIBUTED TO QUALIFYING LONGHORNS IN NEED OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT THRU THE TLSN TAX EXEMPT . 

MAY GOD BLESS GREG, HIS FAMILY AND ALL OF OUR TEAMMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED THROUGH TO THE END WITH THIS HORRENDOUS DISEASE.

 

The individuals listed below  in alphabetical order by first name have signed Greg's lithograph.  

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Adrian Ford-1971  Alan Baum-1960  Alan Lowry-1969   Alan Luskey-1976  Alan Moravcik-1965  Alan Weddell-1969  Alfred Jackson-1974

Arlis Parkhurst-1955  Babe Dreymala-1955  Benny Pace-1965  Bill Acker-1974  Bill Atessis-1967  Bill Barron-1972  Bill Bradley-1965  Bill Hamilton-1973

Bill Little  Bill Rutherford-1969  Bill Stolhandske-1954  Bill Walker-1970  Bill Zapalac-1967  Billy Dale-1967  Billy Schott-1971  Bo Price-1960 

Bob Gamblin-1960  Bob Lenz-1970  Bob McKay-1966  Bob Moses-1958  Bob Simmons-1970  Bob Tresch-1970  Bobby Callison-1967

Bobby Lackey-1963  Bobby Mitchell-1967  Bobby Rowan-1972  Bobby Wuensch-1966  Brad Gilbert-1973  Brad Shearer-1974  Bruce Cannon-1970

Bruce Hebert-1972  Bucky Couch-1971  Buddy Fults-1960  Buddy Hudgins-1967  Carl White-1968  Chal Barnwell-1968   Charles Buckalew-1961

Charles Holman-1963  Charles Riggs-1964  Chris Gilbert-1965  Christopher S. Young-1965  Clarence Bray-1960  Clayton Lacy-1960                   

Coach Fred Akers  Coach Jim Helms-1963  Coach Ken Dabbs  Coach Pat Culpepper-1959  Coach Spike Dykes  Coach T. Jones                           

Corby Robertson-1965  Cotton Speyer-1967  Craig Arledge-1970  Dan Adams-1970  Dan Steakley-1969  Danny Baker-1973  David Anderson

David Ballew-1968  David E. Arledge-1968  David Jefferies-1963  David Kristynik-1958  David McGrath-1976  David Milan 1971

David Richardson-1967  David Russell-1958  David Studdard-1974  Dean Campbell-1967  Deene Gott-1957  Delano Womack  Dennis Ladd-1970

Denny Aldridge-1965  Derrell Oliver-1960  Deryl Comer-1965  Dick Watt-1965  Don Allen  Don Talbert  Donald Burrisk-1970

Donald Crosslin-1969  Donnie Wigginton-1967  Doug English-1971  Doug Gelder-1970  Dr. Joe Reneau  Duane Simmons-1970

Duke Carlisle-1960  Dwight Jefferson-1975  Earl Campbell-1974  Earl Hudson-1963  Ed Padgett-1958  Ed Small-1964  Eddie Jinkins-1969

Eddie Philllips-1967  Ernie Koy-1961  Frank Bedrick-1962  Frank Denius  Fred Bednarski-1954  Fred Sarchet-1971  Garland Kennon-1954

Garry Brown-1961  Gary Frazier-1970  Gary Mcintosh-1966  Gary Moore-1963  Gary Reissig-1970  Gary Yeoman-1970  Gene Bledsoe-1963

Gene Powell-1964  George James-1974  Glen Frantzen-1965  Glen Halsell-1966  Glenn Blackwood-1975  Greg Lott-1964  Happy Feller-1967

Harold Philipp-1960  Henry Barton-1970  Hix Green-1960  Howard Goad-1962  Ivey Suber-1973  Jack Collins-1958  Jack Freeman-1966

Jack Howe-1962  James Besselman-1960  James Gresham-1973  Jay Arnold-1970  Jeff Crozier-1973  Jeff Nesrsta  Jeff Zapalac-1968

Jerrell Bolton-1968  Jerry Prichard-1964  Jerry Sisemore-1969  Jim Achilles-1967  Jim Bob Moffitt-1956  Jim Kay-1967  Jim Leahy-1963

Jim Lemmon  Jim McIngvale-1969  Jim Rose-1958  Jim Wax  Jim Yarbrough-1974  Jimmy Ball  Jimmy Gunn-1967  Jimmy Johnson-1972

Jimmy Williamson-1966  Joe Bob Bizzell-1973  Joe Galiga-1962  Joe Norwood-1966  Joe Samford-1973  Joe Williams -1955  Joey Aboussie-1971

John Genung-1959  John Seals-1958  Johnnie Johnson-1976  Johnny (Lam) Jones-1976  Jon Aune-1976  Judy Brooks for Leo Brooks-1965

Julius Whittier-1969  Kade King-1968  Kevin Henry-1973  Lance Taylor-1976  Larry Black-1969  Larry Miller-1972  Lee Hensley-1960

Lee Lyles-1969  Les Studdard-1977  Lewis Rowlett-1974  Linus Baer-1964  Lionell Johnson 1973  Lonnie Bennett-1970  Mack Lawrence-1965

Mack McKinney-1966  Manuel Mehos-1972  Mark Akins-1970  Mark Covey-1974  Mark Halfmann-1970  Mark Hamilton  Mark McBath-1976

Marvin Bendele-1965  Marvin Kristynik-1962  Mickey Smith-1954  Mike Campbell-1966  Mike Cave-1967  Mike Cotton-1958  Mike Crommens-1970

Mike Crosswhite-1973  Mike Dean-1967  Mike Hardage-1971  Mike Janda-1976  Mike McCullouch-1970  Mike Perrin-1965  Mike Presley-1971

Mike Reeves-1965  Mike Rowan-1973  Mike Speer-1968  Mike Sullivan-1966  Mike Zabransky-1970  Mikiel Featherston-1972  Morgan Copeland-1973

Pat Kelley-1970  Pat Williamson-1962  Patrick Hogan-1971  Paul Kristynik-1966  Paul Robichau-1967  Perry McWilliams-1959  Pete Lammons-1962

Phil Harris-1962  Ragan Gennusa-1963  Randall Braband-1969  Randy McEachern-1974  Randy Peschel-1966  Randy Stilley-1972  Randy Stout-1967

Rene Amaya  Richard Burleson 1972  Rick Davis-1970  Rick Ingraham-1974  Rick Nabors-1967  Rick Sheldon-1971  Rick Troberman-1968

Rick Vacura-1970  Rob Rivierie -1970  Robert Gurwitz-1957  Robert Paine-1968  Robert Rickman-1972  Rodney Kelley-1961  Ronald Landry-1962

Ronnie Miksch-1974  Ronnie Tyler-1968  Ronnie Workman-1970  Roosevelt Leaks-1971  Rusty Allen-1972  Scott Henderson-1967

Scott Huntington-1975  Scott Mann-1959  Scott Palmer-1967  Sidney Allison  Spanky Stephens  Staley Faulkner-1959  Stan Mauldin-1967

Stephen Adger-1969  Stephen Hildebrand-1960  Stephen Timmons-1975  Steve Campbell-1975  Steve Collier-1974  Steve Cumley-1970

Steve Oxley-1969  Steve Worster-1967  Stuart Peake-1958  Syd Keasler-1967  Ted Koy-1966  Teddy Lilljedahl-1963  Terrance Tschatschula-1975

Terry Boothe -1964  Tim Doerr  Tim Horn-1966  Toby Stolhandske-1972  Tom Harper-1964  Tom Lee-1968  Tom Mankin-1960

Tom Stockton-1961  Tommy Asaff-1965  Tommy Isbell-1971  Tommy Keel-1971  Tommy Landry-1970  Tommy Lucas-1959  Tommy Nobis-1962

Tommy Souders-1965  tommy Woodard-1968  Tony Crosby-1960  Tony Malouf-1967  Walter Rowan-1972  Will Wilcox-1972  Will Wilson-1968