Founded in 1957, the Longhorn Hall of Honor is one of the most cherished athletics traditions at The University of Texas. Inductees are a distinguished circle of individuals who have made a distinct and lasting contribution to The University of Texas.
The governing body -- the Longhorn Hall of Honor Council -- is made up exclusively of men who have lettered at The University of Texas. The Council is in charge of all arrangements for the vote of lettermen and for the installation banquet.
Each year, a selection committee nominates 16 candidates, whose names are distributed to the Hall of Honor Council. The four nominees receiving a majority of votes are inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor during a ceremony in conjunction with a Texas home football game.
"...The recipient shall possess or shall have possessed in addition to outstanding ability in a sport, or sports, such qualifications as sportsmanship, character and integrity...and shall be one who has brought great distinction to The University of Texas."
Mounted silver scrolls, which carry the announcement that they are presented 'In recognition of those qualities that brought credit and renown to The University of Texas,' are presented to the honorees. In addition, a large portrait of each honoree is hung in the athletic department on the second floor of Bellmont Hall.
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