From 1973-1976, former Texas A&I Football Player, Larry Seidel was on the Javelinas teams. In 1974-76, they won three national champions, three Lone Star Conference championships and went through a three-year period that has been called the greatest in college football history.
Larry Seidel was a native of San Antonio. Played High School football at San Antonio McCollum. Seidel, 60, passed away a couple weeks ago.
The 1976 team became the first American college team to play in Europe. They extended a school victory streak to 39 in a row. Went undefeated with a 13-0-0 record. Performed in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Houston Astrodome. Along with hosting Slippery Rock (PA.)
Seidel, a defensive lineman, was All-Lone Star Conference as a junior and senior and was NAIA All-District. He was the most valuable lineman in the 1976 NAIA national semifinal Playoff game.
Seidel was inducted into the Javelina Hall of Fame as a member of the 1976 team and again when the 1974-75 squads were inducted.
His brother, Leroy, was a member of the Javelina squad in 1977-80. Leroy is also a member of the Javelina Hall of Fame.
Services for Javelina Hall of Fame member Larry Seidel will be heal at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26. St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church 6150 Roft Road San Antonio, Texas.