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UT to retire nine jerseys

July 19, 2008

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— Honoring athletes from the distant and recent past, the University of Texas announced Friday it is retiring nine jerseys in football, men's basketball and baseball, including Vince Young and Kevin Durant.

Young (No. 10), was the quarterback of the Longhorns' 2005 national championship team. Durant (No. 35) played only one season but was the consensus national player of the year as a freshman in the 2006-07 season.

Until Friday, the only Longhorns to have their jerseys retired were football Heisman Trophy winners Earl Campbell (20) and Ricky Williams (34), Naismith and Wooden award winner basketball player T.J. Ford (11) and seven-time Cy Young award winner pitcher Roger Clemens (21).

Also joining that group are quarterback Bobby Layne (22), linebacker Tommy Nobis (60), basketball player Slater Martin (15) and baseball players Burt Hooton (20), Greg Swindell (21), Brooks Kieschnick (23) and Scott Bryant (25).

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