Former Texas head coach Mack Brown shares a story as he and wife Sally Brown were honored by the City of Austin and Texas during a proclamation ceremony held at Austin's City Hall in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, January 30, 2014. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)


Mack Brown receives NFF Distinguished American Award

Posted May 9th, 2016


Former Texas football coach Mack Brown received the Distinguished American Award at the National Football Foundation Austin Chapter Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Monday at the Erwin Center.

The award is given only when a deserving candidate emerges and its requirements are a lifetime interest in football as well as leadership qualities and contributions to the betterment of amateur football.

Past winners include coaches Darrell Royal and Tom Landry.


Brown, who led Texas to the 2005 national title, was a head coach of 30 years before leaving Texas after the 2013 season.


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