See thousands of photos from Touchdown Club events on our Facebook page at: Touchdown Club of Houston. Click on the Facebook logo at the bottom of this page to go directly to the TD Club's Facebook page.
The TD Club is busy creating the 2020 schedule. One of the new events will be a Heisman Luncheon at noon, Thurs., June 11. We will have 10 previous Heisman Trophy winners talk about their lives.
The event will benefit the TD Club and the Mike Rozier Foundation.
Confirmed to attend so far are Eric Crouch, Nebraska; Eddie George, Ohio State; Archie Griffin, Ohio State; Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska; George Rogers, South Carolina; Mike Rozier, Nebraska; Billy Sims, Oklahoma; and Troy Smith, Ohio State.
We will get information about the 2020 schedule to you as soon as we can.
To whet your pigskin appetite until the 2020 football season begins, here are famous quotes from some of the top football coaches:
'Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, and then fight ‘em on the ice.'
-- TCU’s Dutch Meyer
'Three things happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.'
-- Texas’ Darrell Royal
'Never been licked.'
-- Movie about Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets
'I didn't think anything of it at first. Then I thought to myself, 'My God, he's coming out here to hit me.' '
-- Rice’s Dick Maegle before Alabama’s Tommy Lewis came off the bench to tackle him in the 1954 Cotton Bowl.
'He could take his'n and beat yours'n, and then he could take yours'n and beat his'n.'
-- Former Oilers head coach Bum Phillips on Don Shula
'I've found that prayer works best when you have big players.'
-- Knute Rockne, Notre Dame
'They beat us like a tied-up goat.'
-- Texas Tech's Spike Dykes
'Always remember that Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David.'
-- Shug Jordan, Auburn
'We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking .'
-- John McKay, USC
'Football is not a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.'
-- Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State
'In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant.'
-- Wally Butts, Georgia
'Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, beat Texas.'
-- church sign in Arkansas before 1969 Shootout
'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.'
-- Bobby Bowden, Florida State
'My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.'
-- Bowden Wyatt, Tennessee
‘Because I couldn’t go for three.’
-- Ohio State’s Woody Hayes on why he went for a two-point conversion late in a game against Michigan with the Buckeyes already up by several touchdowns.
'Gentlemen, it is better for you to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.'
-- John Heisman, Rice
TD Club’s 2020 Regular Events
Use “Instructions to merchant” to name your event, when ordering with the PayPal button. Fill in "Instructions to merchant" first.
2019 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
Presented by the Hildebrand Foundation and Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the eighth annual Private High School Awards Dinner recognized the top Greater Houston private high school football players. Winners were Offensive Player of the Year: Josh Johnson, Second Baptist; Defensive Player of the Year: James Ogunrin, Episcopal; Lineman of the Year: Dylan Cordell, Second Baptist; Ironman of the Year: Victor Garza, Kinkaid; Specialist of the Year: Paul Langemeier, St. Thomas; and Coach of the Year: Steve Leisz, Episcopal.
Helping hand out the awards were two Texas High School Hall of Fame coaches -- Ray Seals and Mike Johnston.
2019 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
The 2019 UIL High School Award Dinner winners were Defensive Player of the Year, Josh White of Cypress Creek; Offensive Player of the Year, Devon Archane of Thurgood Marshall; and Coach of the Year, Brad Butler of Shadow Creek. The Ron Stone Sports Media Excellence Award went to former Houston Chronicle and Houston Post sportswriter Dale Robertson.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximately $250,000 in scholarships to more than 350 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 21 years, and has given out approximately $225,000 in weights and weight equipment to 43 Greater Houston high schools in the past 18 years.
The high schools which received weights were Booker T. Washington, Forest Brook, Reagan, Smiley and Houston Sterling in 2002; Kashmere, Madison, Scarborough, Wheatley and Worthing in 2003; Milby, Northbrook and Westbury in 2004; Furr, Sharpstown and Houston Austin in 2005; Willowridge, Jones, Sam Houston, Aldine and Yates in 2006; Eisenhower, Houston Lamar, Pasadena and Scarborough (again) in 2007; in 2008, Dulles, Furr (again) South Houston and Spring Woods; in 2009, Booker T. Washington (again), Hightower, Spring and Waltrip; in 2010, Alief Hastings and Jeff Davis; in 2011, Alief Elsik, Reagan (again) and Bellaire; in 2012, Humble, Houston Lee, and Madison (again); in 2013, Hightower (again), La Marque and Lutheran North; Westbury Christian in 2014; Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015; Saint John XXIII, Northbrook (again) and Sam Houston (again) in 2016; Heights, Lutheran South, North Forest (again) and Kipp-Sunnyside in 2017; C.E. King, Terry and Frassati Catholic in 2018; and Houston Austin (again) and Lamar Consolidated in 2019.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans to distribute excess shoes and clothing to needy high schools. Schools assisted so far are in HISD, Aldine ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Humble ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, Goose Creek ISD, C.E. King, Bridge City, Cy-Fair ISD, Tomball ISD, Stafford and Spring Branch ISD.
We helped start the Senior Showcase in 2009 with the Houston Texans and with Houston ISD co-founders Phil Camp and Coby Rhoden, during which more than 800 high school kids have been offered almost $80 million in scholarships and grants from NAIA and NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools. The event takes place in the Methodist Training Facility on the Texans campus (the practice bubble).