Danny Akers dies of cancer

Posted January 25th, 2016


Danny Akers, the son of former Texas head football coach Fred Akers and a former Longhorn quarterback himself, has died of cancer after a four-year fight with Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma.

He was 54.

“It’s just a heart-breaker,” Fred Akers said Monday night.


Akers is survived by three children: Alix, Hunter and Danielle. Funeral services are pending.