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

Royal poses with son

Royal poses with son

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.  

Royal Walks with Longhorns at Cotton Bowl

Royal Walks with Longhorns at Cotton Bowl

The exhibit can be seen during regular hours (Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). 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.

1963 Championship Team

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Photo of the 1963 National Championship Team.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_bobbygamblin.jpg]5080Bobby Gamblin
Bobby Gamblin signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_danmauldin.jpg]4270Dan Mauldin
Dan Mauldin signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_davemcwilliams1.jpg]3770Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_davemcwilliams.jpg]3470Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_edith-danmauldindianamauldin.jpg]3370Edith Royal, Dan Mauldin, Diana Mauldin
Edith Royal with Dan and Diana Mauldin
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_edith.jpg]3220Edith Royal
Edith Royal talks with
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_erniekoy-charlietalbertjantalbert.jpg]3130Ernie Koy, Terry Todd, Charlie Talbert, Jan Talbery
Ernie Koy and Terry Todd visit. Charlie and Jan Talbert in background.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_erniekoy.jpg]3020Ernie Koy
Ernie Koy poses with team photo. He played fullback on the '63 team but was unable to be in the photo.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_hixgreen-lammons.jpg]2950Hix Green, Pete Lammons
Hix Green signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo. Pete Lammons poses for a photo.
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_petelammons.jpg]2900Pete Lammons
[img src=http://www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_rodneykelley.jpg]2900Rodney Kelley
Rodney Kelley signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.