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1914 Texas Longhorns Uniform Survives Decades

One of the oldest complete college football uniforms–one belonging to a big time star nonetheless–is up for bid on eBay after over 90 years in the same family.

Near century-old college football uniforms don’t pop up on the auction block every week, so it’s not surprising that a 1914 Texas Longhorns get-up is causing a bit of a stir.

The uniform was once worn by early Texas star Len Barrell, the man who held the school scoring record until Earl Campbell came along in the 1970s. He kept it until his death when his daughter inherited it. She’s now passed away and the uniform was purchased at an estate sale.

"She lived in that house for 30 years, and the uniform was in a box in the attic," said a neighbor.

An alert collector thought it might be a Tennessee uniform–but the mystery was quickly solved and the uniform is on eBay. 36 bids had been placed for the pice of rare football memorabilia as of late Monday night with the uniform at well over $3,000.

Here’s the story in the Austin-Statesman.

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