Texas fans cheer on the Longhorns during the first half against Oklahoma State at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin. JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STAESMAN

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1962 season

Posted July 10th, 2017

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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. 

Another season loaded with wins, Texas went 9-1-1 in 1962.

What was starting to become apparent was how much Darrell Royal was beginning to dominate Texas recruiting. Two NFL draft picks, including the No. 1 overall pick in the 1966 draft, joined the program in 1962 when Tommy Nobis, of San Antonio Jefferson and Diron Talbert, brother of 1961 All-American Don Talbert, came to Austin.

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The 1962 team piggybacked off the amazingly successful 1961 season, as Texas won its second straight Southwest Conference title, beat Oklahoma, No. 7-ranked Arkansas and Texas A&M. Texas tied Rice 14-14, but lost the Cotton Bowl that season to No. 7-ranked LSU, 13-0.

Johnny Treadwell, a guard, was named a consensus All-American and a was the Co-MVP of the Cotton Bowl.

Texas began the season preseason No. 2, the highest preseason ranking ever at the time. Texas finished the season ranked No. 4.

Who’s ready for 1963?

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