13 Apr The Eagle – My Aggie Nation
Gaines Baty explores the life of his legendary Aggie father in ‘Champion of the Barrio’.
Buryl Baty’s playing career at Texas A&M is best remembered for a touchdown pass he threw against Texas in 1948. The late score resulted in a tie, but it was the first time A&M had ever played Texas in Austin and avoided defeat. The headline in the A&M yearbook read: “A&M breaks Austin Jinx, ‘Beats’ t.u. 14-14.”
The quarterback graduated in 1948, and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 19th round after his junior season.
By Aubrey Bloom
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