McEachern, Randy

University of Texas Upper Deck 2011, #33

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.