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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

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