Worster to be inducted into SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former University of Texas running back Steve Worster is one of seven people who will be inducted into the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame this spring.
In three Classics (1969-71), Worster led the Longhorns to a pair of victories while rushing for 282 yards and a touchdown on 46 carries (6.1 avg.). He was at his best in 1970 against Notre Dame, bulling through Fighting Irish defenders for 155 yards on 20 carries en route Most Valuable Offensive Player honors. In the game's most famous matchup, Worster's constant pounding took its toll on the Notre Dame defense and the end result was the UT's second National Championship in college football's 100th anniversary season.
A tremendous short yardage runner with brilliant break-away speed, Worster was the cornerstone of the awesome Texas "Wishbone" attack. The Longhorns reeled off 30 victories from 1968-70 (No. 11 in NCAA history), collected two National Championships and compiled the greatest victory total in UT's celebrated football history with Worster at fullback. He ranks 10th on UT's career rushing chart with 2,353 yards on 457 carries and his 36 rushing TDs rank third on the school's all-time list.
The Class of 2003 will be honored at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Cotton Bowl Plaza in Fair Park and it is free and open to the public.
A 35-member judging committee comprised of media representatives and athletic administrators voted from a list of 52 original nominees that included players, coaches, bowl administrators and others who have made special contributions to the Classic.