The Tradition Continues: Aggie Rings Handed Out

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It's the moment Aggies wait for their whole college career, and for many, that moment finally came Friday.

The famed Aggie Rings were handed out to the latest graduates-to-be at the Clayton Williams Alumni Center. Throughout the afternoon, students filed in to sign off on their ring.

Many, like James Craddick, brought family members because of Parents Weekend.

"Growing up, you look at it and you see it on his hand," said James, his father Jim standing with him. "You see it on the nightstand and say, 'one day, maybe I can get one of those.' Today, I did, so that's been really cool."

Learn more about the Aggie Ring tradition at the link below.

On hand for part of the day were A&M Interim President Eddie Davis and Head Football Coach Dennis Franchione. Just as he does with his senior players, Coach Fran dished out some rings to Aggies.

"I really get a kick and enjoyment out of being able to come over and do it right here in the building and see all the expressions of the families and students," Franchione said.

The day also tends to feature an extra-special moment for Aggie couples. Among the newly engaged Ags are Carter Goodrich and Rachel Carver. Goodrich proposed just after Carver received her Aggie ring.

"I wish I could have seen the look on my face, because I was expecting to see this ring, and I saw this ring instead," Carver said, showing off both new rings. "It was amazing. It was unreal."

The tradition of the Aggie Ring dates back to 1889.