Former Texas Player Julius Whittier

Former Texas Player Julius Whittier


Julius Whittier Died September 25, 2018 at 68 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Julius broke the race barrier in football at the University of Texas. Whittier was a standout on the Texas freshman team, joined the Longhorns’ varsity football squad in 1970, one season after Texas fielded the last all-white national championship team in the history of college football. He starred for two seasons at guard before switching to tight end as a senior in 1972, when he caught what he said was the only touchdown pass the Longhorns threw that season, against Texas A&M.

With Whittier, Texas won three Southwest Conference titles from 1970 to 1972 and was 28-5 over that span under the Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal.

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