Milestones in the life of Darrell Royal

Associated Press Modified: November 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm •  Published: November 7, 2012
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Milestones in the life of former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal:

1924 -- Born the son of a cotton farmer in Hollis, Okla.

1946-49 -- Standout defensive back, quarterback for Oklahoma Sooners

1957 -- Hired as Texas head coach, taking over program without winning record since 1953

1963 -- Wins first national championship with 11-0 record

1968 -- Developed wishbone offense, sparking 30-game win streak

1969 -- Wins second national championship with 11-0 record

1970 -- Wins share of the national title with 10-1 record

1976 -- Retires as Texas head coach with 167-47-5 record

1996 -- Texas renames football stadium Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium

Feb. 2012 -- Family confirms Royal diagnosed with Alzheimer's, establishes research fund to combat the disease

Nov. 2012 -- Dies at age 88



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