Royal-T: Remembering Coach Royal and the Season of ’63

On display at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports is an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first Longhorns football national championship and the life of legendary coach Darrell K Royal.

The exhibit can be seen during regular hours. Access the Stark Center via the east elevator (Level 5) in the North End Zone (Gate 16).

The exhibit features photographs, letters, and other memorabilia from Royal’s life and the 1963 National Championship team including the ’63 roster and team photo recently signed by former players, images from scrapbooks kept by Royal’s wife, Edith, and a collection of well-known Royalisms.

Read Dr. Terry Todd’s remembrance of Coach Royal and the beginnings of the football weight training program here.

See the gallery for photographs of 1963 team former players attending a special preview of the exhibit Friday, September 23rd 2013 before the Longhorns kicked off football season with a 56-7 victory over New Mexico State.

Royal poses with son

Royal poses with son

Royal Walks with Longhorns at Cotton Bowl

Royal Walks with Longhorns at Cotton Bowl

1963 Championship Team

1963 Team
1963 Team
Bobby Gamblin
Bobby Gamblin
Dan Mauldin
Dan Mauldin
Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams
Edith Royal, Dan Mauldin, Diana Mauldin
Edith Royal, Dan Mauldin, Diana Mauldin
Edith Royal
Edith Royal
Ernie Koy, Terry Todd, Charlie Talbert, Jan Talbery
Ernie Koy, Terry Todd, Charlie Talbert, Jan Talbery
Ernie Koy
Ernie Koy
Hix Green, Pete Lammons
Hix Green, Pete Lammons
Pete Lammons
Pete Lammons
Rodney Kelley
Rodney Kelley