Texas Wishbone Play: Longhorns Pay Tribute To Darrell Royal With Trick Play
by kathy97 | on November 15, 2012
Here is another really good post for your reading enjoyment today by Kathy Scarborough.
Royal, who died Wednesday at age 88, won 167 games at Texas from 1957 to 1976, a mark that still stands as a school record.
Texas ran its first offensive play from the wishbone formation Royal introduced to major college football in 1968. Instead of a run, Texas pitched the ball to Jaxon Shipley, who tossed it back to quarterback David Ash, who passed to tight end Greg Daniels for 47 yards, adding some razzle-dazzle to an old-school formation.
Flags flew at half-staff at the stadium that bears Royal’s name and white “DKR” initials were painted inside the burnt-orange Longhorn logo at midfield. Texas players also wore a similar helmet logo, which will remain part of the uniform the rest of the season…read more
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns paid tribute to former football coach Darrell Royal during their game against Iowa State on Saturday, honoring the man who won 11 conference titles and two national championships in his 20 years leading the program.
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— Alyce Sakodao (@UT_LonghornsFan) November 11, 2012
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