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Born in Hollis, Oklahoma, USA
Died in Austin, Texas, USA  (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameDarrell K. Royal
Nickname Delbert

Mini Bio (1)

Darrell Royal was born on July 6, 1924 in Hollis, Oklahoma, USA as Darrell K. Royal. He was married to Edith Thomason. He died on November 7, 2012 in Austin, Texas, USA.

Spouse (1)

Edith Thomason (26 July 1944 - 7 November 2012) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (9)

Coached the University of Texas Longhorn Football team 1957-1976. His record there was 167-47-5.
Graduate of the University Of Oklahoma.
His middle initial "K" does not stand for a name, but rather honors his mother.
Head football coach at Mississippi State University (1954-1955) and the University of Washington (1956).
Inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
Head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos (Canadian Football League), 1953.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.
Inducted into the Greater Austin [Texas] Sports Hall of Honor in 2001.

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