Who's your favorite lesser known Longhorn?

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  1. Hoop

    Hoop 500+ Posts

    Justin McLamore and Jason Reeves
  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I think Justin McLemore & Ryan Nunez each lettered for 12 years.
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  3. Hoop

    Hoop 500+ Posts

    Ron McKelvey
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  4. lkainer

    lkainer 250+ Posts

    Dakari Pearson - he had a great feel for the game and a great kid.
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  5. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    Some of my favorite RBs that are well-known but not much mentioned:
    Jim Bertelson
    Roosevelt Leaks
    Priest Holmes
    Ramonce Taylor

    Another well-known name that is a favorite for me, but kind of lost in discussion is Michael Griffin.
    I know these are kind of off-topic....

    ok how about Chris Ogbannaya?
  6. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    And Tre Newton.
  7. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Willie Mack Garza
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  8. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Throw in his cousin, James Lott
  9. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Eric Metcalf
    Sneezy Beltran
  10. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Did not know he was Plan II. Staff needs to seriously bone up on Plan II to better pitch the Stanford type recruits.
  11. everette

    everette 100+ Posts

    DB Tom Landry
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  12. Texas My Texas

    Texas My Texas 25+ Posts

    Others that come to mind. Eddie Phillips, Ricky Brown, Terry Melancon, George Brucks, Ragan Gennusa, Ahmard Hall, Jim Bob Bizzell, Stan Mauldin
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  13. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Was trying to think of the name of Ahmard Hall.
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  14. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Will Matthews.
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  15. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    TE Pat Fitzgerald
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  16. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts


    terry Melanson had one of the greatest games of any DB against OU.

    Reagan Genusa was a great HS QB I think between him and Teddy Lejadahl, Texas paid for five knee surgeries. Sure turned out to be a great artist.

    Joe Bob Bissel (sp). Stills holds the Texas HS record for interceptions. Really small guy that hit like a locomotive. Wish he had lasted longer.
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  17. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell 1,000+ Posts

    He probably doesn't fall under the "lesser known" category, but he was a 3-star in a much ballyhoo'd class . . . Brian Robison.

    +1 on Mike Luck
    John Teltschick - linebacker posing as a punter
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  18. theiioftx

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    Ken Hackemack

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  19. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    “Put in Murdock!!!”

    [shout heard many a time after another 3 and out series with a different QB playing ...]
  20. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    Johnny "Ham" Jones, #25---walked by his picture in the trophy case of my high school every day---MVP of the Sun Bowl his senior year. I once met Earl and informed him that I was always told "he was Johnny Ham's blocking back!" (yes, Earl got a kick out of that!)
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  21. Texas My Texas

    Texas My Texas 25+ Posts

    Sabre, you'right, his name's not Jim Bob, it's Joe Bob Bizzell. Played at Permian and was a hard hitting 5-7 145 pound DB at Texas (soaking wet).
  22. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Gene Chilton... Gene, Gene the Coke machine!
  23. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Robin Sendlein & Eric Holle
  24. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Another vote for Ricky Brown. Imagine being a defender where even if you got past the first Ricky, the second one was about to run you over.

    Nostalgic Read :hookem:
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  25. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    I’m late to this thread. I know a few SA ex players since I’m from there.
    Sloan Thomas (Lived in BJ and Roy’s shadow)
    Justin McLemore (played on bad teams)
    My favourite underdog was James Brown (got screwed his senior year)
    The guy I hung out with back in the day but more well known, Blake Brockermeyer (played on bad teams)
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  26. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Bill Boy Bryant
  27. erbutch

    erbutch 100+ Posts

    Tommy Ford,San Angelo stallion
  28. Bill in Sinton

    Bill in Sinton 5,000+ Posts

    One worth considering is Edwin Simmons, Freshman RB in 1983. He was just developing as a RB and killed the Sooners but unfortunately was lost for the season with an injury in the SMU game. I think with a healthy Simmons we win the Cotton Bowl and NC with the muffed punt being irrelevant.
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  29. Bill in Sinton

    Bill in Sinton 5,000+ Posts

    1963 QB Tommy Wade. Without him we would not have beat the Aggies but his passing late in the 4th Q was the difference. Without him we would not have won our first NC in football and Navy would not have played in the Cotton Bowl for obvious reasons.
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  30. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Derrick Lokey

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