Manzano to be honored in hometown
Sept. 27, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- Olympian Leo Manzano will be honored Sunday in his hometown of Marble Falls, Texas.
There will be a ceremony held for the former UT standout at 3 p.m. at Marble Falls High School, his alma mater, to unveil a Wall of Honor.
In addition, there will be a ground-breaking ceremony at 5 p.m. in Granite Shoals for the Leo Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trail.
Manzano was the first American to earn an Olympic medal in the 1,500 meters in 44 years when he captured the silver at the Summer Olympics in London.
He is the only five-time NCAA Champion (indoor 1,500 – 2005, 2008; outdoor mile – 2007-08; distance medley relay – 2008) in the history of the Texas men’s track and field program and no one duplicated his 11 All-America honors.
Manzano was also instrumental in the Longhorns capturing three Big 12 Conference titles.
He has appeared in the last two Olympic Games.
Charles Honored by NFL: Former UT track and field standout Jamaal Charles, who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played through Monday, the NFL announced Wednesday. Charles rushed for 233 yards on 33 carries (7.1 average), including a 91-yard touchdown run, in the Chiefs’ 27-24 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints. Charles also registered six receptions for 55 yards and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (November 19, 1961) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game. Through Week 3, Charles has an NFL-best 323 rushing yards. In his fifth year in the NFL, this is Charles’ second career Offensive Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in 2009 (Week 11). Charles was a four-time track All-American during his time at UT.
Welcome Back: Maston Wallace will return for a sixth season with the Longhorns. Wallace was tbe 2008 NCAA outdoor pole vault champion. He captured the 2012 Big 12 indoor title in the pole vault and finished tied for sixth at the NCAA indoor meet.