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On 6/26/2020 at 10:43 AM, Longboard Horn said:

 

Not denying the 'rona, just staying optimistic. Someone has to.

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Number 63

Justin Blalock, Offensive Guard (2003-06)

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David Thomas  and Justin Blalock

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My Dad (Mickey Riggs - ‘63) invited my son and I to “Brunch with the Longhorns” prior to either the 08 or 08 game that we hosted Baylor (RG3’s) sophomore or junior year. We met him at the field house and I bought my son an autograph book prior to arriving.

Upon meeting my dad, we walked inside to the room for the buffet and my dad went to sit at a table with some players he played with/recognized. At the table was Tommy Nobis, David McWilliams, and Ed Padgett- to be inducted in the DKR “Ring of Honor” that day. After stating our greeting, I told my son to get his autograph book out, because it didn’t get much better than that - IMO.

After a little resistance from my son, I asked why he didn’t want them to sign his book? All he said was they were a bunch of “old guys” and he though he was eating with the “real/current” Longhorns!

Later on, I saw Roger Clemens from a distance and pointed him in that direction, which made his day. The only one he’d ever heard of.

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I ended up getting everyone at the table to sign his book. Tommy Ford had showed up by then too - bunch of “Old Guys”!

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Back to #60 and “Mr. Falcon” - my son had no idea that he was eating with one of the Top Five Longhorn football players ever!

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47 days until kickoff! Here's Colt McCoy's 47-yard touchdown strike to James Kirkendoll against A&M in 2009.

 

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