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Encyclopedia > Tex Schramm
Tex Schramm
Date of birth June 2, 1920
Place of birth Flag of United States San Gabriel, California
Date of death July 15, 2003
Position(s) General Manager
College Texas
Team(s)
1947-1956
1960-1989
Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1991

Texas Earnest Schramm, Jr. (June 2, 1920 - July 15, 2003) was the original president and general manager of the U.S. National Football League's Dallas Cowboys franchise. Schramm became the head of the Dallas Cowboys when the former expansion team started operations in 1960. He was also an NFL visionary and innovator in many areas. June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Contrary to what his name suggests, he was not born in Texas, but in San Gabriel, California. Texas was his father's name and where his parents met. Schramm graduated from The University of Texas in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. At UT he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, as was his father. Schramm interrupted his education to serve as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin (full official name), often UT or Texas for short, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System, the largest public university system in Texas, established in 1883. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was a part of the U.S. Army during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ...


Before joining the Cowboys, Schramm was part of the Los Angeles Rams (now St. Louis Rams) from 1947 - 1956. During his tenure, Schramm hired Pete Rozelle as the Rams' public relations director; Rozelle later became one of the most important commissioners in the history of the NFL. The St. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ...


In 1966, Schramm helped start negotiations between the NFL and the American Football League, which led to the 1970 merger as well as the first Super Bowl in 1967. Schramm was also known for his innovations that helped redefine the modern NFL, such as forming the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, using computer technology in scouting, and instant replay. The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The DCC on board the USS Harry S Truman on December 16, 2000 The DCC visit U.S. sailors on board the USS Nimitz on June 19, 2003 The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC), a National Football League cheerleading squad from Texas, are one of the most famous cheerleading organizations in... A BlueGene supercomputer cabinet. ...


He was president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 through 1989. During his tenure, he hired legendary coach Tom Landry and oversaw the Cowboys rise as one of the NFL's elite franchises, nicknamed "America's Team." The Cowboys under coach Landry won the Super Bowl in the 1971 and 1977 Seasons (the only NFC team in that decade to do so) and appeared in five total during the 1970's. Schramm was known as the most powerful general manager in the NFL, since his owners kept a "low profile". Schramm ever held the Cowboys's voting right at league meetings (a right normally reserved for team owners). Schramm had once employed Pete Rozelle when they were both with the Rams. They remained close friends after Rozelle became NFL commissioner and Schramm became GM of the Cowboys (ironically each held those positions for the same 29 years). Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Schramm stayed on only briefly with the Cowboys after Jerry Jones purchased the team and fired coach Tom Landry. He left to become the commissioner of the World League of American Football. Schramm was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1991. He was the first person ever to be inducted that was not an NFL "player, coach or owner." Schramm's entry into the Cowboys Ring of Honor took much longer, due to strained relations with owner Jerry Jones. Schramm had created the Ring of Honor and was a "one-man committee" on inductions. Jones became that "committee" when he took over. Finally, in 2003, Jones announced that Schramm would be inducted during the next football season. Schramm attended the announcement press conference and spoke, but he died before the induction and was thus inducted "posthumusly".


Schramm married his high school sweetheart, Martha Anne Snowden, in 1941. Mrs. Schramm died on December 8, 2002. They had three daughters. December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Due to Schramm's many significant contributions to the development of the NFL, he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1991, the first team executive to be so honored. In October 2003, he became the 12th person selected into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, which he created. The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ...


External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile

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Tex Schramm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
Schramm graduated from The University of Texas in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism.
During his tenure, Schramm hired Pete Rozelle as the Rams' public relations director; Rozelle later became one of the most important commissioners in the history of the NFL.
Schramm was also known for his innovations that helped redefine the modern NFL, such as forming the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, using computer technology in scouting, and instant replay.
Tex Schramm (1920-2003) (1044 words)
Tex Schramm was 39 when Murchison, a prominent Texas oilman, hired him to start an expansion team that had yet to be approved by the NFL.
Tex Schramm hired Tom Landry as the Cowboys' first coach and was with the team for the first 29 seasons.
Schramm also was a significant force in the AFL-NFL merger in 1966 and the original chairman of the league's competition committee, a position he held from 1966-88.
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