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Former Longhorn QB McIvor running for sheriff

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Talented Austin American-Statesman writer Kevin Robbins has a great story today about former Texas QB Rick McIvor, who is now running for sheriff in Jefferson Davis County in far West Texas.

The story talks about McIvor's interest in law enforcement dating back to his college days in Austin. Back then, McIvor spent many nights talking to policemen about their work.

McIvor will always be remembered by Texas fans for his performance in 1983, when he rallied the Longhorns to a victory over Texas A&M to cap an undefeated regular season. That team's national title hopes were quashed with a 10-9 loss to Georgia in the Cotton Bowl.

After playing two years in the NFL he returned back home. After some early struggles, he underwent hypnosis for help in test anxiety to help him pass Game Warden Academy. Robbins' story said it worked as he became the oldest cadet in his class.