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Texas Longhorns history

A salute to the military veterans of Texas Longhorn football

Here’s a list of Longhorn football lettermen known to have served in the military, from the Spanish-American War to the wars of the 21st century.

On Joseph Maytubby: The first Oklahoman to play for Texas

Maytubby, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, was a football star and team captain at Duke (then called Trinity College) before playing one season at Texas in 1896.

UT’s forgotten Olympians

Profiling two early Texas star athletes who are missing from the school’s list of all-time Olympians

In remembrance of Capt. James “Red” Goodwin

He joined the Army Air Corps after being elected Texas Longhorn co-captain for 1941, and was shot down over Germany three years later.