Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My Favorite Longhorn's Last Game

It wasn't just another great Longhorn cliff-hanging win. The whole QG family avidly watched yesterday's Fiesta Bowl game between the University of Texas and Ohio State University to see our Favorite Longhorn in his final college game.

What a way for Chris Ogbonnaya to wrap up his career at UT! He was the Horn's rushing leader with 11 carries for 42 yards, and received 4 passes for a total of 56 yards, including the longest UT pass of the night-- 37 yards .

Chris now has FIVE bowl championship rings--two Rose Bowls, Holiday Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Alamo Bowl. (Chris was red-shirted as a freshman, but suited out for the first Rose Bowl game so he got a ring.)

Most importantly, he graduated with a history degree, took a second degree in communications in his last year of eligibility, was named to the second Academic All-American Team, and gained the respect and admiration of his coaches and his peers. We can't wait to see him use his many gifts from God in the next phase of his life. Will he play in the NFL? We'll see.

We've always been UT fans, but following the Horns next year won't be the same without cheering Chris' every move on the field.


Michael Kruse said...

He interviews well too. I did a great job in the post game interview.

Rev Kim said...

That was a great game! I was sitting on the edge of my seat - er, the bed in our hotel room in Jackson the whole time. Hook 'em Horns!