First African-American To Get Football Scholarship To UT Dies – 710am KURV


The first African-American to get a football scholarship to University of Texas is dead. Yesterday, UT officials announced 68-year-old Julius Whittier died earlier this week. Whittier joined the Longhorns in 1969 and won three Southwest Conference championships in the 70s. He ended up getting a law degree at UT and spent most of his career as a prosecutor in Dallas County.

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