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Texas to keep numbers on helmets for 2013 season

Head coach Mack Brown said the players voted overwhelmingly in favor.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns will be keeping numbers on their helmets for the rest of the season after players voted by 90% margin to continue honoring the 1963 football team, the school revealed Monday:

Last season, Texas played with DKR's initial on their helmets after the legendary head coach passed away and had worn numbers above the Longhorn logo in 2009 against Texas A&M and in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2005.

Regardless of the aesthetics of the numbers, the good news for Texas is that the Horns have won all three of the games they have played with those helmets, though the font size is now a bit bigger, it appears.

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