I live in Sinton now but Freer is my alma mater. It is a small oil industry town located on Hwy 44 60 miles east of Laredo. Several UT athletes have come from there. 1. Jim Allen - this is one most of you never heard of. He was my brother in law and was on a great Freer football team that made the quarter finals that year. He went to UT on scholarship but suffered a leg injury his freshman year. He tried again his sophomore year and was going good making it up to second string but unfortunately another leg injury ended his career. The doctor said he could play but advised against it. It is too bad because he could have played on the great 1961 to 1963 teams but injuries happen. He would study with some of the star football players including Scott Appleton a great DL. He married my sister and she worked to support him through college and he did the same thing after he graduated and went to work. 2. Steve McMichael - he is being inducted into the college football hall of fame so most of you already know about him or will. 3. Bill Acker - he played at UT when Steve played there and he also played six years in pro football. He currently lives in Alice. 4. Jim Acker - he played baseball at UT and pro baseball. He currently lives in Freer. I saw him at a volleyball tournament in Sinton and he brought me up to date where Bill lived. He was the best athlete to come from Freer. As a freshmen he lettered in football, baseball, basketball, track and field and tennis. Plus he maintained a B+ grade average. And these were varsity teams not JVs or freshmen teams. Besides being a great baseball player he also played QB and won second place in the discus and shot put his senior year in high school. 5. Marty Akins - Ok. I admit this is pushing it since he came to UT from Gregory-Portland but he did live in Freer until he was 12. His father was head coach at Freer until he went to Gregory-Portland where he has had great success not that he didn't have good teams at Freer. Still Marty was a Buckaroo for 5 years. There is a possibility of a sixth one but she is only a sophomore at Freer High School. She is Jim's youngest child Avery Acker and she already is an outstanding volleyball player and the team is 5 - 0 in district. She is great and is bound to get better. I am sure our volleyball coach will be aware of her and give her consideration. She still has 2 years after this one in Freer and she will no doubt be a good college volleyball for someone. I hope it will be at UT. GO BUCKAROOS!