Texas A & M

"Aggies" 1979
(Authentic Reproduction)


With an entire spring and fall camp to install his wide-open offensive attack, Tom Wilson began the 1979 season with RB Curtis Dickey and QB Mike Mosley. Dickey's 1146 yards in '78 might have made him a marked man but he still performed well enough to become the Colts number one draft choice. Mosley's own 9.5 speed and passing ability garnered him 505 rushing and 938 passing yards through the '79 season. Dickey was ably backed up by future Jet Johnny Hector. All American DE Jacob Green anchored one side of the physically intimidating 4-3 defense and leading tackler Doug Carr played much bigger than his 195 pounds. The record however, sunk to 6-5 although it included a big win against Penn State. Wilson brought back the maroon helmets and enhanced the size of the white ATM logo on the sides, a design that the proud Aggies have maintained to this day. Wilson finished his A&M head coaching career after a disappointing 4-7 record in 1980 and a 7-3 mark in '81, a 21-19 four-year run that caused the boosters to call upon Jackie Sherrill to leave Pitt where he had kept them at the top of the national rankings, to lead their Aggies to the promised land. 

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