Four Texas Longhorns greats made the Football Writers Association of America's 75th Anniversary All-America Team, announced Thursday.
Linebacker Tommy Nobis was Texas's lone first-team selection, but defensive back Jerry Gray and punter Russell Erxleben made the second team, and offensive lineman Jerry Sisemore made the third team.
Texas's four selections ties Oklahoma for the most among teams in the current Big 12, and the two schools have eight of the Big 12's nine selections. (Oklahoma State each have one, and you can probably guess who those players are.) Former Big 12 powerhouse Nebraska leads all programs with six, though, and adding those selections and the ones for Colorado and Texas A&M (kickers Mason Crosby and Tony Franklin made the list) would give the original Big 12 a whopping 17 selections. (Alas.)
Texas is one of four schools with selections on the offense, defense, and special teams portions of the roster, along with Florida State, Georgia, and Nebraska.
And, more amusingly, the Texas contingent of selections comprises two thirds of the representation by players named Jerry: Mssrs. Gray and Sisemore are joined by some guy with the surname Rice from Mississippi Valley State.
Oh, and just for the record: Roger Staubach, Tim Tebow, and Tommie Frazier were the three quarterbacks selected to the team ahead of Vince Young.