THE NAVIGATION TOOL TO HISTORICAL PAGES ON THIS WEB SITE ARE AT THE TOP OF THIS SCREEN. THE SITES ARE "TLSN", "SPORTS", "GUEST WRITERS", "MISSIONS", "ARTICLES" , "LOST TOO SOON", AND "SENTRY".
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Mortimer "Bud" Sprague
Mortimer "Bud" Sprague
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.
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.