Dat Nguyen began his illustrious career at Rockport-Fulton High School and soon became one of the most decorated football players in the history of Texas A&M University. From 1995 to 1998 the 5'11", 238 lb. linebacker averaged 10.7 tackles per game for Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense and set a school record with 517 career tackles. Nguyen also became the first Aggie to lead his team in tackles four consecutive years. A three- time All-Big 12 pick, he was the Conference's defensive player of the year in 1998. His senior season he made the All-America team, and also won the Chuck Bednarik and Lombardi Awards. Nguyen played with the Dallas Cowboys from 1999-2005 becoming the first Vietnamese-American to play in NFL. He earned NFL All-Pro honors in 2003. After a neck injury shortened his career Nguyen became the linebackers coach with Dallas Cowboys (2007-09) and later with Texas A&M University from 2010 to 2011. He was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 and in 2007 joined the AT&T Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame. He currently works as the host of "The Blitz" on ESPN 1250 radio in San Antonio. Nguyen was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.