Clipped From The Kerrville Times
Former UT standout Appleton dies at 50 • AUSTIN (AP) - Scott Appleton was remembered by his ex- roommate as a fierce competitor who had overcome his drug problems and "was real happy with his life and where he was going." Appleton, a tri-captain of the Texas Longhorns' 1963 national champion team and the school's first (Jutland Trophy winner, died Monday night of heart failure. He was SO. After his career, Appleton struggled with alcohol problems. But McWilliams said Appleton worked hard to overcome his troubles and, since becoming a minister. Appleton spent six years in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. But he is best remembered for his standout career at Texas from 1961-63. In 1963, Appleton won the Outland Trophy, was an All-America tackle, and was the nation's lineman of the year. As a prep player in his hometown of Brady, Appleton led his team to the state football finals three of his four years. As a senior in 1960, the team won the title. In 1986, Appleton was enshrined in the Longhorn Hall of Honor. Services are scheduled to be held Thursday in Brady.