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.
1963 Championship Team
Photo of the 1963 National Championship Team.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_bobbygamblin.jpg]7140Bobby Gamblin
Bobby Gamblin signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_danmauldin.jpg]5910Dan Mauldin
Dan Mauldin signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_davemcwilliams1.jpg]5020Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_davemcwilliams.jpg]4490Dave McWilliams
Dave McWilliams signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_edith-danmauldindianamauldin.jpg]4290Edith Royal, Dan Mauldin, Diana Mauldin
Edith Royal with Dan and Diana Mauldin[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_edith.jpg]4150Edith Royal
Edith Royal talks with [img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_erniekoy-charlietalbertjantalbert.jpg]3980Ernie Koy, Terry Todd, Charlie Talbert, Jan Talbery
Ernie Koy and Terry Todd visit. Charlie and Jan Talbert in background.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_erniekoy.jpg]3750Ernie Koy
Ernie Koy poses with team photo. He played fullback on the '63 team but was unable to be in the photo.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_hixgreen-lammons.jpg]3610Hix Green, Pete Lammons
Hix Green signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo. Pete Lammons poses for a photo.[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_petelammons.jpg]3590Pete Lammons
[img src=//www.starkcenter.org/wp-content/flagallery/1963-championship-team/thumbs/thumbs_rodneykelley.jpg]3540Rodney Kelley
Rodney Kelley signs his jersey on the 1963 team photo.