Former Texas Player Julius Whittier

Former Texas Player Julius Whittier

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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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