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Sports Highlights Featuring Roosevelt Leaks

Wallace and Euna Pryor

Silent | 1970s

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A few highlights of Roosevelt Leaks’ college football career are captured in this short news clip. Leaks played for University of Texas from 1971 to 1974. He was the first All-American African American to play for the Longhorns and quickly became one of the nation’s best running backs. He would later play for the Baltimore Colts and Buffalo Bills. In this film we see an impressive tackle unfold. Leaks wears jersey number 46.
Known to many as the “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor served as the announcer for UT sports from 1953 until 2002. While his voice was certainly recognizable, he also played an active role as a producer – for KTBC, amongst others – and regularly served as an emcee for various events. Wally also worked as a producer for his older brother Richard “Cactus” Pryor. The films in the Wallace and Euna Pryor Collection represent a range of films, including home movies, various pieces he produced, and films featuring himself or Cactus Pryor.