The “Hook ‘Em Horns” hand signal is an iconic college football tradition and a point of pride for University of Texas alumni. But how did it start?

Much has been written about the unlikely beginnings of one of college football’s most recognizable gestures. Like most traditions in this goofy sport, this one was discovered by accident and hard launched by an excitable, if not rebellious, group of students.

Here’s the story…

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