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DeLoss Dodds to be honored by NFF Gridiron Club

Posted February 24th, 2014

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Former Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will be honored as the 2014 Distinguished Texan Award presented by the Dallas chapter of the National Football Foundation Gridiron Club.

The Dallas chapter’s sixth annual banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 14 at the Marriott Quorum in Addison, Texas. Previous winners include Grant Teaff, Jerry Jones and TCU coach Gary Patterson.

“He has always been a great supporter of the game of football and a friend of the National Football Foundation,” NFF president and CEO Steve Hatchell said. “We are extremely proud to be honoring him.”

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Dodds retired as athletic director on Nov. 25, ending a 32-year run in which Texas captured 14 national championships and 108 conference titles in nine men’s sports. He also hired football coach Mack Brown, who led the program to the 2005 national championship.

Since retiring, Dodds has spent more time with his wife Mary Ann at their Marble Falls residence. He’s been a regular attendee at men’s basketball games and enjoying the success men’s coach Rick Barnes’ club is having.

For ticket information, contact Gerald Brence at 469-878-5370 or via e-mail at gerald.brence@pisd.edu.

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