In 18 to 24 months the remodeled South entrance to DKR stadium will house the new bronze bust of the 4 National Championship Longhorn quarterbacks.
Longhorn football players Jimmy Gunn and Billy Dale, President of Frost Band Pat Frost , and successful businessmen Lukin Gilliland, and Dick Tips met with UT Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and his top assistant Chris Plonsky in support of visionary Jim Nixon’s next project. During the conversation with Chris Del Conte and Chris Plonsky, we were informed that the 4 quarterback bust would be housed in the south sector of DKR-Memorial Stadium where fans can celebrate the achievements of the QBs, and the players who made it possible. All team members names will be inscribed on the pillar of each bust.
Jimmy Nixon is the visionary and fundraiser behind the Earl Campbell bronze, and he is also the visionary and fund raiser for the bronze cast bust of the 4 Longhorn National Championship quarterbacks.
We also discussed logistics and the funding process for the three remaining busts. Conclusions were drawn, and the project committee has moved forward.
As you read this newsletter, James Street’s clay model and bronze have been funded. The clay model for Duke Carlisle is funded and complete but as of 6/30/2019 the bronze cast is not completely funded . We need $2500 more to fund the clay model for Eddie Phillips bronze. Donations of any size are welcome, but for a donation of $250 the donors name will be engraved on a brass plate and adhered to the pillar base holding the bronze bust.
Here is how to participate
Four accounts have been set up at Frost Bank for donations to the 3 unfunded National Championship quarterbacks (James Street’s bust is funded) The four Frost accounts include one titled “ nonspecific Statue”. Donations to this account will be used to supplement a quarterback bronze short of funds.
Money is being raised to create 4 Bronze Bust of the National Championship Longhorns Quarterbacks. All team members names will be inscribed on the pillar of each bust.
Donations of any size are welcome, but for $250 the donor's name will be engraved on a brass plate and adhered to the pillar base holding the bronze bust.
You may send donations to:
Pat Frost -Frost National Bank- P.O. Box 1600 - San Antonio, Texas 78296
Please reference one of the following:
1) Non specific statue
Funds will be used where needed.
2) Duke Carlisle statue
3) Eddie Phillips statue
4) Vince Young statue
If you are donating $250, please note, that it is for your name on the brass plate.
Thank you, and Hook’em!!!🤘 On behalf of Jimmy Nixon — Billy Dale
Clay Model of James Street ,one of 4 Longhorn National Championship Quarterbacks, is complete.