Darrell Royal

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Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Hollis, OK
Death Date
Nov 7, 2012 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Hollis, OK
Death Date
Nov 7, 2012 (88)

About

Legendary football coach of the University of Texas who pioneered the wishbone offense, leading to three national championships.

Before Fame

He took over the Longhorns in 1957, following a season when the team won only a single game.

Trivia

He had 11 Southwest Conference titles to go with his three national championships, and his 184-game winning record, compiled over 20 years, was one of the best in college football.

Family Life

He grew up in Hollis, Oklahoma, to a family impoverished by the the Depression.

Associated With

He coached in the so-called "Game of the Century" national championship match between his Longhorns and Arkansas, with President Richard Nixon in attendance at the game.