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just a few clips....but I want to remind some what a great player he was....
remember playing SMU in Dallas when Rosey got his 300+ yard game. I was shocked after the game to find out he had that much as he did it on tons of 8 yard runs from the Fullback spot. I would have hated to be a SMU middle linebacker that day.
I remember the headlines in the Dallas Morning News after the SMU game: "Roosevelt Leaks All Over the Field"
I had forgotten that UT scored all six of their touchdowns in the second half against SMU.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
Leaks was one of my favorite players. Bill Wyman was the best center to play for Texas.
Wasn;t he injured in the 1973 Aggie game at Pyle?
Rosie was great
Onward Through The Fog
Anybody have highlights to the '74 Bluebonnet Bowl or the '77 A&M game?
Outside of seeing Texas play Rice, those were my first two Texas games to attend.
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I was at the Tech and Baylor games . . . and watched the SMU game on TV. Rosie was awesome.
he was my LFer in baseball at Brenham HS.
Though the UT wishbone era only lasted nine years, the Horns had three consensus All-American fullbacks over that time: Worster, Leaks, and Campbell. 1971 was the only one of those years in which the position was not manned by an eventual All-American.
Leaks was injured in the 1973 A&M game, but was well enough to hobble through the next game against Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl. He damaged his knee worse in the spring that followed, and was never the same. Still played 9 years in the NFL.
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The Leaks against SMU game was my first ever. Edit--- I'd forgotten UT was down 14-0 at the half, I thought the game was tied..... I attended with my older brother who was at UT during the time. He was so mad he was ready to kill something. The 2nd half was just a tad different......
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Bluebonnet bowl Texas vs CU? 1975. I used to have a super 8 talkie highlight or two but my ex wife would have it if it indeed still exists and there was anything to play it on. Included on that piece of magic though was an endzone shot view of the kickoff return razzle dazzle thing Fred had us doing then. Short man turns his back to the opponents and the two KO returners criss cross and he had it to one or the other or kept it himself. Went for like 70 yards on that one. Cinema magic lost forever.
I still remember the chants of Leaks, Leaks, Leaks.....wasn't Rosey like the second African American to play for UT? First being teammate Julius Whittier.
My dad's all-time favorite Longhorn. He still swears to this day he'd take Leaks over Earl.
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