Ernie Koy Sr.
Ernie Koy, Sr. was a three-time All-Southwest Conference athlete in both football (1930-1932) and baseball (1931-33) at the University of Texas. As a football running back, he helped his team win the Southwest Conference title in 1930, was the leading scorer in 1931, and was co-captain in 1932. In his senior year, he was named an All-American outfielder. After college, Koy played five seasons in the major leagues (1938-1942) with the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies. While playing with the Dodgers, he made the National League All-Rookie team with a .299 average. Koy was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.