CARD: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011 ACQUIRED: EBay, 2020
An all around accomplished athlete and track man, joined the Longhorns in 1974 as the heir apparent to Marty Akins, but didn’t see any action until 1977.
Rose from 4th on the depth chart to take over under center during the Red River Rivalry game, leading the Longhorns to an improbable win 13-6 over the Sooners.
Set numerous passing school records at the time, led the Longhorns to 2 bowl games, including a National Championship game in 1977, graduating with an 11-4 record.
Texas Longhorns Athletics Ring of Honor
An appropriate photo, as Randy was just as well known as the quarterback who handed off to Earl Campbell. I decided to focus on this set as I was running thin on things to do during the COVID crisis, so I picked this one up cheap off of EBay. Randy has a small baseball diamond named after him in Austin, near Austin High School.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.