|1965 Texas Longhorns football|
|1965 record||6–4 (3–4 SWC)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1965 Southwest Conference football standings|
|No. 3 Arkansas $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Tommy Nobis was in his final year at Texas and was known an iron man, playing (and starting) on both defense and offense for his entire college career. Aside from being an All-American linebacker, he also played guard on the offensive side of the ball and was often the primary blocker on touchdown runs. Famed Texas coach Darrell K Royal called him "the finest two-way player I have ever seen." A knee injury slowed him during the latter part of his senior season, but he still was able to perform at a high level and won a number of major individual awards including the Knute Rockne Award, best lineman, the Outland Trophy, best interior lineman, and the Maxwell Award for college football's best player. Nobis also finished seventh in the Heisman voting to USC's Mike Garrett. He appeared on the covers of LIFE, Sports Illustrated and TIME magazines.
The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 6-4-0 record.
The season opener vs. Tulane was originally scheduled to be played in New Orleans, but significant destruction throughout the city caused by Hurricane Betsy prompted the site to be switched to Austin.
|September 18||8:00 p.m.||Tulane*||No. 2||W 31-0||40,000|
|September 25||7:30 p.m.||Texas Tech||No. 3||W 33-7||65,310|
|October 2||7:30 p.m.||Indiana*||No. 1||W 27-12||57,000|
|October 9||2:00 p.m.||vs. Oklahoma*||No. 1||NBC||W 19-0||75,504|
|October 16||2:30 p.m.||at No. 3 Arkansas||No. 1||NBC||L 24-27||42,000|
|October 23||7:00 p.m.||Rice||No. 5||L 17-20||63,000|
|October 30||2:00 p.m.||at SMU||No. 9||L 14-31||48,000|
|November 6||1:30 p.m.||Baylor||NBC||W 35-14||57,500|
|November 13||2:00 p.m.||TCU||L 10-25||51,500|
|November 25||1:00 p.m.||at Texas A&M||W 21-17||40,000|
Texas' eight straight win in the Red River series.
1965 team players in the NFL
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Tommy Nobis||Linebacker||1||1||Atlanta Falcons|
|Diron Talbert||Defensive tackle||5||66||Los Angeles Rams|
|Phil Harris||Back||7||104||New York Giants|
|Pete Lammons||End||14||213||Cleveland Browns|
- Tommy Nobis was also drafted by the Houston Oilers in the first round of the 1966 American Football League draft.
Awards and honors
- Padwe, Sandy (September 14, 1965). "Football's Top Five for 1965". Meriden Journal, via Google News. Meridan, Connecticut. Newspaper Enterprise Association.
- "Nobis' Knee Injury Problem for Texas". The Altus Times-Democrat, via Google News. Altus, Oklahoma. United Press International. October 14, 1965.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2009-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Texas Continues March as Sooners Fall, 19-0." Palm Beach Post. 1965 Oct 10.
- Team 1966
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 399