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Scott Appleton was unassuming anchor

Quiet big man finished fifth in Heisman vote as two-way lineman for UT's '63 title team

Updated: October 26, 2011, 5:34 PM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNDallas.com

Summer in central Texas can be an unforgiving experience. But for Scott Appleton and the other seniors on the University of Texas' 1963 football team, the prospect of voluntary workouts amid the scorching elements was more appealing than a repeat of the near misses that had frustrated them during the previous two seasons.

The 1961 Longhorns appeared bound for the school's first national championship, building an 8-0 record and No. 1 Associated Press ranking before stumbling at home against ...

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