Texas Longhorns history
An inexperienced group of future lawyers, doctors, businessmen, and cattle ranchers from UT upset the top football team in the state on November 30, 1893, and forever cemented football’s status in Austin.
Over 270 Longhorn football lettermen and six head coaches have served in the U.S. military in some capacity.
At least 10 football team captains and 6 UT Hall of Honor inductees have been foreign-born or first-generation Americans.
A historic look at some past Longhorns who also suited up at Rice, the team UT will open its 2023 season against on Saturday
Seven teams have had a dozen or more Texas Athletics Hall of Honor members among their lettermen.
Longhorns have played on state championship teams in 15 different states over the past century.
Eight of UT’s 2023 signees and one 2024 commit won state championships in the 2022 season.
Future Longhorns will suit up in three championship games in Arlington.
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.
103 years before Jerry Lee Lewis’s erroneously-reported death, there was a similar incident involving a popular Longhorn.
UT’s historic out-of-state players have primarily come from these states.
The all-time top football pipeline schools for the University of Texas.
The seven schools named here have sent more than their share of big time players to Austin over the years.
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.