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Texas Unveils Statue of Julius Whittier, Longhorns' 1st Black Football Letterman

The University of Texas unveiled a statue honoring trailblazing football player Julius Whittier on its campus Friday:

Whittier's statue stands outside the Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame, which officially opened last year in the north end zone of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Whittier is among the most significant figures in the history of Longhorns football, as he was the first Black athlete to letter in football and receive a scholarship at the school.

After Texas fielded the last all-white national championship team in college football history in 1969, Whittier made his debut for the team in 1970.