17.) Earl Campbell
1977 Heisman Trophy winner, 3x NFL rushing champ, and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Earl Campbell is a legend. All you have to do is watch the highlights below to see how this “one-man demolition team” knocked everything to the ground. Also, who the hell wouldn’t want to buy some Earl Campbell Smoked Sausage? Hook ’em!
16.) Tom Landry
The original “Mad Man” and most likely the inspiration for Don Draper’s style, Tom Landry coached “America’s Team” in its hey day. While at UT, he played fullback and defensive back…this after serving in the military during WWII and surviving a crash landing in Belgium. And you thought you were a badass.
15.) Neil deGrasse Tyson
The famous astrophysicist who graduated with an M.A. in 1983 actually had a rocky road when he came to Texas, due to a variety of factors that you can read here. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean he can’t be an inspiration to Longhorns in a slightly more modern Texas. He’s like the newer, more awesome version of Bill Nye. And yes, he’s the man behind this meme.