Wingback Ernie Koy of Texas University
Son of the former major league outfielder (Dodgers, Cardinals, Reds), Ernie Koy Jr. is a 6-foot 2-inch, 208-pound classic combination of size, speed and sheer ability. He was named the outstanding player in Texas high school football in 1960 and had over 40 scholarship offers. Since Ernie Sr. was once a star fullback at Texas (1930-31-32), there wasn't much question about where the boy would end up. A fullback in high school, Koy was switched to wingback as a Texas freshman and led the squad (four wins, one loss) in ground-gaining (277 yards in 60 carries) and scoring (30 points, including four touchdowns). He also returned five punts for 67 yards, completed four passes in five attempts for 50 yards, and averaged 38.1 yards for 28 punts. He is right now the best punter Texas has had in five years.