Texas fans celebrate a Longhorns touchdown in the first quarter. Texas led Oklahoma 14-0 in the first quarter of the Red River Showdown held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. RICARDO BRAZZIELL/AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1930 season

Posted June 9th, 2017


The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season. 

In 1909, a baby boy was born in Sealy, Texas who would go on to start a great legacy at the University of Texas. Ernest Anyz Koy was born on Sept. 17, 1909, and he would go on to become one of the biggest stars of the Texas football and baseball programs.

Koy joined other early stars in Harrison Stafford and Bohn Hillard on the 1930 football team and reinforced the program under coach Clyde Littlefield.


Koy, a fullback, played three seasons on the football team, and was also a baseball star at Texas from 1931-1933. He would go on to play in big leagues from 1938-1942 before ending his career early to serve in the Navy.

In football, Koy’s first season resulted in Littlefield’s second Southwest Conference championship with an 8-1-1 record overall and 4-1 conference record. Texas shut seven teams out this season, including Texas A&M at home, and beat Oklahoma 17-7 in Dallas. The lone loss was a 6-0 defeat on the road against Rice.


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