Drew Stubbs to be inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor
Atlanta High School alum and four-sport athlete while at AHS, Drew Stubbs, will be inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor Friday, Oct. 6.
The banquet for the 2017 women’s class will be that morning and the men’s class dinner ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. inside the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
The new members of the Hall will receive a special salute during the Texas Football game vs. K-State Saturday, Oct. 7.
Stubbs will be listed with legendary members such as Earl Campbell, Mack Brown, Roger Clemens, Augie Garrido, Darrell K. Royal, Tommy Nobis, Greg Swindell and Bibb Falk just to name a few.
Stubbs, a 2003 AHS graduate and salutatorian of his graduating class, was signed out of high school in the third round by the Houston Astros after he graduated, but committed to play ball at the University of Texas in Austin.
He played for the Longhorns from 2003 to 2006.
While playing baseball for the Longhorns, Stubbs was a three-time All-American and two-time academic All-American, and was a key part of a National Championship team during his time with Texas.
Stubbs was named the Longhorns’ Co-MVP, Big 12 Co-Player of the Year, and one of five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award in 2006.
Despite playing just three seasons, Stubbs currently ranks fourth in school history with 204 games started, fifth with 792 at-bats, sixth with 31 home runs, fourth with 416 total bases and fourth with 86 stolen bases. He was also a two-time member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team (2004-05).
Stubbs hit a game-winning triple for Team USA in the gold medal game against Japan at the 2004 FISU II World University Baseball Championship in Taiwan.
Stubbs was the first round pick (eighth overall) of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Stubbs represented the U.S. in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game. As of 2009, he was ranked as the Reds’ third best prospect behind first baseman Yonder Alonso and shortstop Todd Frazier.
Stubbs made his major league debut on August 19, 2009. In his second game, he hit a game-winning home run to beat the San Francisco Giants.
He hit his first career grand slam on April 9, 2010, against the Chicago Cubs.
On July 4, 2010, he hit three home runs against the Chicago Cubs.
Atlanta retired his No. 13 jersey a few years ago with his father Rick and mother Katherine standing by his side.
The Men’s Hall of Honor was founded in 1957. The governing body, the Longhorn Hall of Honor Council, is made up exclusively of men who have lettered at UT.
Each year, a selection committee nominates 16 candidates whose names are distributed to the Hall of Honor Council.
To be eligible for nomination, a letterman must have completed his eligibility 10 years prior to the year of election.
The six honorees receiving a majority of votes are inducted.
In addition, the Council can add a limited number of vintage or special selections to that year’s class.