Snow Day: Following the 'Horns to Pasedena

By Coleman Swierc - bio | email

HAINESVILLE, TEXAS (KLTV) - It's Christmas season for the Snow family, but this holiday season won't be spent at home, but rather on the road.

"We are going to load everyone up and take a road trip," said Carmen Snow, "and we are going to have a great time and enjoy the whole experience."

Proud parents Todd and Carmen Snow will pack up the family and hit the road to Pasedena in two weeks, as their son, former Gilmer standout David, will play for a national title.

"David has had this goal all along," said Todd Snow, "to play for a major team ever since the
3rd or 4th grade, you just swell up with pride, it just brings tears to your eyes."

"I cant really sit here and tell you how I feel," said David Snow, an offensive lineman at Texas, "because I have never experienced something like that before."

Playing for the title is nothing new for Snow, he was a starter for Gilmer when they won state in '04, and will now protect Colt McCoy when they take on Alabama.

"The feeling that I felt after we had won the Big 12 is the same feeling that I felt when we won state in 2004 with Gilmer," said Snow, "it is just an unbelievable accomplishment with the team, it is like you have your brothers on the team, and it is so much better to win with them."

Of course, it was a McCoy blunder that almost cost UT and the Snow's a trip to California, a play that the whole family had a great view of.

"When Nebraska ran onto the field, my heart just sank," said Todd Snow, "and then the referee stopped the clock and once they did the review, I knew that we were going to be alright."

"I cant tell you the feeling that I felt, it was just so great," said David, "it was just the unbelievable high when we won, it just felt so great."

So while the weather is frightful in East Texas, on January 7th, Southern California will see something even stranger….plenty of Snow.

"I am looking forward to seeing a little bit of sun, maybe some beaches, we dont really have that here."

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