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6/30/07

Tyler Rose Honored In Austin

It was 30 years ago that Tyler's favorite son, Earl Campbell put the Rose City on the map by winning the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player in the country.  The Tyler rose rushed for 1,744 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Longhorns in 1977 to win the prestigious award. Around 30 former Heisman winners gathered this weekend in Austin to honor Earl, along with the 1957 winner, Texas A&M's John David Crow. Earl was asked if it's hard to believe it's been 30 years, hanging out with all those Heisman legends.

"When I look in the mirror and look at that gray hair, I can kind of tell," Campbell joked, "but I tell a lot of people that say Earl you really got gray hair, I say, yeah, but I got hair. If you ever been with a group of guys that you all ever done something like a family reunion or class reunion, you don't get to see each other but once every so many eyars, the only person in the group who can afford to be a little bit cocky about the Heisman is (two-time winner) Archie Griffin and we don't let him be cocky."

Around 30 former heisman winners gathered in austin for the event.

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