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1959 Texas Longhorns Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (9th of 112) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Darrell Royal (9-2)

PS/G: 19.6 (27th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 8.7 (12th of 112)
SRS: 19.57 (4th of 112) ▪ SOS: 8.39 (19th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 23-14 versus Syracuse


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Bobby Lackey* QB 11 Cmp, 23 Att, 152 Yds, 2 TD
Mike Cotten QB 4 Cmp, 15 Att, 99 Yds, 1 TD
Drew Morris QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Tommy Newman QB 1 Cmp, 5 Att, 11 Yds, 0 TD
Jimmy Saxton QB 4 Cmp, 4 Att, 39 Yds, 1 TD
Clair Branch* RB 59 Att, 281 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Jack Collins* RB 89 Att, 450 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Rene Ramirez* RB 62 Att, 353 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Don Allen RB 7 Att, 32 Yds, 4.6 Avg
George Blanch RB 10 Att, 71 Yds, 7.1 Avg
Mike Dowdle RB 74 Att, 281 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Bobby Gurwitz RB 33 Att, 129 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Bobby Ray Matocha RB 1 Att, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
David Russell RB 26 Att, 99 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Bart Shirley RB 25 Att, 90 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Larry Cooper* WR 6 Rec, 62 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Monte Lee* WR 3 Rec, 85 Yds, 28.3 Avg
Kleo Halm WR 4 Rec, 66 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Bob Moses WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Richard Schulte WR
Maurice Doke* OL
Babe Dreymala* OL
Dick Jones* OL
Jerry Muennink* OL
Larry Stephens* OL
Bob Harwerth OL
Eddie Padgett OL
Don Talbert OL