TEXAS’ ACE is a joker. When he’s not hurling Friday night gems, Parker French spends the rest of the time up on the dugout railing — tippy-toed — hurling praise to his teammates and a goodnatured ribbing at the opposition’s pitcher. “I try to have fun with it,”
French said. “I want our guys to hear me and know they have someone ready to fight for them.”

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On March 16, as Texas worked toward its walk-off win over Texas Tech, French donned his rally gear — backward hat and upside-down sunglasses — and led the cheerleading charge. “It’s a long, tedious season …

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James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.