A social with cash bar will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a chicken fried steak dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Quan Cosby, Longhorn wide receiver and punt/kickoff return specialist in 2005-08 and pro football wide receiver and return specialist from 2009 to 2012. Cosby will talk about his football career and discuss some of the happenings the general public never hear about. He will also give his perceptions about the state of the football program and his thoughts on new UT head coach Charlie Strong.
The cost is $35/person with proceeds to benefit the Bee County UT Exes Chapter Scholarship fund.
Reservations should be made by Feb. 27 to Rolf Beck, by calling 361-358-2957 or 361-319-4075, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosby grew up in Mart, Texas, where he excelled in football, baseball and track. He was a two-time 2A All-State quarterback; also selected as a second team All USA Today QB and Offensive Player of the Year in 2000. He earned All-State honors as a defensive back and return specialist.
In baseball, his speed set him apart, swiping 81 bases in 82 attempts his junior and senior years. In track, he won state in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes his senior year.
Cosby signed with Texas in 2001, but opted to play pro baseball when he was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 6th round of the 2001 MLB draft. He played four years in the Angels minor league system before re-committing to Texas in 2005.
Cosby was instrumental in the success of Texas football from the national championship season of 2005 through 2008. He graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in social work.
Cosby signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009. He played wide receiver but was also featured as a return specialist and special teams player. He saw playing time with the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts.
As early as 1900, March 2 became a day for Texas Exes to observe a holiday. In that year, the Ex-Students’ Association adopted a resolution that: Whenever two ex-students of the University of Texas shall meet on March 2, they shall sit and break bread and pay tribute to the institution which made their education possible.