The Doctor Is In – Network Filming Feature of Ted Koy and Teammates to Salute College Football’s 150th Season

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. 

Ted Koy was a key figure in the Longhorn wishbone offense that featured (L-R) the late James Street, James Bertelson, Steve Worster and Koy, followed by selfless, heavily recruited backups willing to block for each other.

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.

Mark S. McDonald

Mark S. McDonald

Longtime newspaper hack, who began publishing his own books about 15 years ago and now manages Dust Devil Publishing team to build books for selected clients ... Product of football factories in Spring Branch (Houston) and Midland ... started two years in the O-line at UTEP ... earned a journalism degree then ran the newspaper gauntlet for 28 years. Survived starvation in newsrooms in El Paso, Abilene, Dallas and San Antonio. Lived to tell the sordid tales.

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