By Mark S. McDonald Sr., author, Beyond The Big Shootout
Let the party begin … This year is the 150th birthday of college football, and the 50th anniversary of the Arkansas-Texas Big Shootout for the 1969 national championship.
For one, Longhorn Network (LHN) is on it like a loose fumble, interviewing Ted Koy and others for story to air later this year. The feature will be one of many.
Koy merited nearly two dozen mentions sprinkled throughout my “Beyond The Big Shootout – 50 Years of Football’s Life Lessons.” Koy was not the fastest of his backfield mates, but at 6-3, 212, he was certainly the largest, and today still proves a keen student of the instruction.
Following a stint in the NFL, Ted finished his studies at Texas A&M, and built a busy veterinary practice in Georgetown. Ted and his older brother, Ernie Jr., are Bellville natives, sons of Longhorn legend Ernie. Papa also played at UT, and then big league baseball for five seasons. Quite the royal bloodline.