AUSTIN (AP) - The University of Texas is honoring two of its
biggest sports stars by retiring the jersey numbers of Vince Young
and Kevin Durant.
Young, who wore No. 10, was the quarterback of the Longhorns'
2005 national championship team. Durant, who wore No. 35, played
only his freshman basketball season for the Longhorns, but was the
consensus national player of the year in 2006-07.
The school said Friday it also will retire the numbers of seven
other former athletes. They are quarterback Bobby Layne (No. 22),
linebacker Tommy Nobis (60), basketball player Slater Martin (15)
and baseball players Burt Hooton (20), Greg Swindell (21), Brooks
Kieschnick (23) and Scott Bryant (25).
Texas stars whose jerseys were previously retired are basketball
player T.J. Ford (11), football Heisman Trophy winners Earl
Campbell (20) and Ricky Williams (34) and pitcher Roger Clemens
(21). Clemens and Swindell are dual honorees.
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