Ted Koy followed in the family footsteps after his brother Ernie and father Ernie Sr. who also played football at the University of Texas. He was the captain of the Longhorns’ undefeated National Championship squad from 1969 and played alongside such players as James Street, Jim Bertelsen, Steve Worster, and Cotton Speyrer in Coach Darrell Royal‘s wishbone offense. Ted would plow ahead for 441 yards and 4 touchdowns that year and was one of the members of the backfield when the wishbone was introduced in 1968. Currently his 1,397 career rushing yards rank 28th all-time at Texas.
The Oakland Raiders drafted Ted with their second round pick in 1970 but he did not see the playing field. In 1971, Koy joined the Buffalo Bills where he saw action at the tight end position. He played for them over the next 3 additional seasons, recording 151 yards from scrimmage and 1 receiving touchdown.
Ted received his veterinarian medicine degree in 1980 from Texas A&M and runs an animal clinic in Georgetown, Texas. He and the other members of Texas’ 1969 National Championship team remain close to this day and many of them surprisingly reside in the Austin area. Ted is as good a signer as his brother Ernie and signed these 3 cards in 4 days as well.