Happy Birthday to Texas Longhorn quarterbacking great Todd Dodge.
Dodge was born on this day back in 1963. He was a true quarterback legend at now defunct Port Arthur Jefferson. Dodge took Jefferson to the state championship game in 1980 where they lost to Odessa Permian. Dodge was the first quarterback in Texas schoolboy history to throw for 3,000 yards in a season.
At Texas, Dodge was a platoon player for most of his career. He split time with Rob Moerschell and later Brett Stafford. His 359 yard afternoon against Rice in 1985 set the Longhorn record and stood for 13 years until James Brown topped it in 1997.
After college Dodge went into coaching, coaching at a number of Texas high schools and holding head jobs at Cameron Yoe, Carrollton Newman Smith, Keller Fossil Ridge, and Southlake Carroll. Dodge won four state titles at Southlake and parlayed that into the North Texas head coaching position.
At North Texas Dodge won six games and lost 37 in three plus seasons. The Mean Green never won more than two games in any of Dodge's seasons in charge.
After North Texas, Dodge coached briefly at Pitt before returning to the high school ranks in Texas at Marble Falls. He's currently the head coach at power house Austin Westlake. The Chaps made a title appearance in 2015, losing in overtime to North Shore.
Happy Birthday to a high school coaching legend Todd Dodge.