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Norris Athletic Trophy was an annual award given to the best Longhorn athlete during the late 1920's to the middle 1930's.  Ed Olle , Ox Higgins, Tommy Hughes , Nona Rees,  and Ox Emerson  were winners of this trophy presented by the Norris Candy company.  In later years Ed Olle coached the basketball team, acted as business manager for the athletic department, was a football official, and one of the best football scouts in the country.  The "Cactus" says that Ed was an authority on the fundamentals of all sports

  • To qualify for this award prospective recipient must pass 70 per cent of his scholastic work during the year;

  • Three candidates each year were chosen by the "T" Association and sanctioned by the chairman of the Athletic Council.

  • The three candidates are placed on the ballot and the winner receives the most votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1933

 

 

Looking for images of the other winners of the Norris Trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

1934 

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Bohn Hilliard

 

 

Major honors

Heisman Trophy
Most Outstanding Player

Earl Campbell – 1977

Ricky Williams – 1998

When Earl Campbell showed up out of shape for training camp and could not complete a mile run, a reporter asked the Houston Oilers coach what he was going to do about? Bum Phillips said "when it's  3rd and a mile we won't run him"!

 

Maxwell Award
Best Football Player

 

 

 Walter Camp Award
Player of the Year

 

Chic Harley Award

College Football Player of the Year

 

Archie Griffin Award
Most Valuable Player

 

AT&T ESPN All-America Player
Fans Most Valuable Player

 

AP Player of the Year

Most Outstanding Player

  Ricky Williams  – 1998 AP Player of the Year

Ricky Williams – 1998 AP Player of the Year

 

 

SN Player of the Year
Top Collegiate Football Player

 

UPI Player of the Year
NCAA Coaches Player of the Year

 Earl Campbell – 1977

Earl Campbell – 1977

 

Freshman of the Year
Top Quarterback

 COLT MCCOY- 2006

COLT MCCOY- 2006

 

University honors

Retired Jersey Numbers
University Honor

Bobby Layne (#22) – 1944–1947

Tommy Nobis (#60) – 1963–1965

Earl Campbell (#20) – 1974–1977

Ricky Williams (#34) – 1995–1998

Vince Young (#10) – 2003–2005

Colt McCoy (#12) – 2006–2009

Offensive honors

Doak Walker Award
Best Running Back

Jim Brown Trophy
Top Running Back

Jim Brown Trophy- Ricky Williams

 

 

                                                           Paul Warfield Trophy
                                                             Top Wide Receiver

Paul Warfield Trophy- Jordan Shipley

Jordan Shipley – 2009

 

 

Davey O'Brien Award
Best Quarterback

 

 

 

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Outstanding Senior Quarterback

 

Manning Award
Best Quarterback

 

Quarterback of the Year
Top Quarterback

 Colt McCoy - 2009

Colt McCoy - 2009

 

Coaching Honors

AFCA Award
Coach of the Year

AFCA- 1963 and 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grantland Rice Award - DKR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Robinson

Coach

of the Year

1961 and

1963

 

SN National Coach of the Year
 

1963 and 1969

Coach of The

Year Award

 

 Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
Coach of the Year

2005

Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for Coach of the Year

 

 Bobby Dodd Award
Coach of the Year

Bobby Dodd Coach of

the Year Award 2008

 

Broyless Award
Best Assistant Coach

 Greg Davis- 2005

Greg Davis- 2005

 

 AFCA Award
Assistant Coach of the Year

 Mac McWhorter- 2008

Mac McWhorter- 2008

 

Defensive honors

Lombardi Award
Best Defensive Player

 Nagurski Trophy
Top Defensive Player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OutLand Trophy

Top Interior Lineman

 

Dick Butkus Award
Best Linebacker

 

Jack Lambert Trophy
Top Linebacker

Jim Thorpe Award
Top Defensive Back

 

 

Jim Thorpe Award
Top Defensive Back

 

Ted Hendricks Award

Top Defensive End

 

Bill Willis Trophy
Top Defensive Lineman

Brian Orakpo- 2008

 

   UPI Lineman of the Year

 

Other honors

Draddy Trophy(Academic Heisman)
Best On and Off Field Performance

 

 

 

 Nils v. "Swede' Nelson Awards
Best Sportsmanship

Pat Culpepper 1962

 

 

Wuerffel Trophy
Athletics, Academics, & Community Service

Sam Acho 2010

Today's Top VIII Award
Outstanding Senior Student-Athletes

Kenneth Sims-1982

Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
Outstanding Service for College Football

Disney Spirit Award
College Football's Most Inspirational Figure

 Nate Boyer - Disney Spirit Award 2012

Nate Boyer - Disney Spirit Award 2012

College Football Hall of Fame by induction date 

Texas Sports Hall of Fame