CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
BREAKING: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price arrested | MORE
WATCH or LISTEN LIVE: Feds hold news conference to announce JWP indictment at 11 am
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

College Sports

Texas’ Royal Remembered As Humble Champion

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
156328787 Texas Royal Remembered As Humble Champion

AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 13: Governor Rick Perry sits next to Lt. Govenor David Dewhurst during a memorial service for former University of Texas Longhorns head coach Darrell K Royal on November 13, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

AUSTIN (AP) – Former Texas coach Darrell Royal was remembered Tuesday as a humble champion who built a powerhouse football program and a Longhorn brand known around the world.

About 1,200 people attended a memorial service for the coach who led Texas to national championships in 1963 and 1969 and a share of a third in 1970. Royal also revolutionized college football when he introduced the wishbone offense in 1968.

Royal died in Austin on Nov. 7 at the age of 88. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery in a private service on Monday.

Among those attending the public memorial were former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer and former Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow. Country singer Willie Nelson sang “Healing Hands of Time.”

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out: