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Today in Aggie History, March 2: Aggie football legend Gene Stallings was born

Today in Aggie History, March 2: Aggie football legend Gene Stallings was born

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March 2, 1935: Happy birthday, Eugene Clifton "Gene" Stallings Jr., class of 1957. Stallings played football at A&M for coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and coached as a defensive assistant at Alabama under Bryant from 1958 to 1964. He returned to A&M as head coach in 1965, and led the Aggies to the 1967 Southwest Conference Championship and the Cotton Bowl (a win over Bryant's Crimson Tide).

Stallings would later coach in the NFL, win a national championship as coach at Alabama, and return to A&M to serve on the Board of Regents.

March 2, 1887: The Federal Hatch Act established agriculture experiment stations in connection to land-grant colleges. Without it, Mark Francis, the first veterinarian at A&M, may have never had the resources to eliminate the Texas fever tick.

March 2, 1920: Oak trees were planted around the main drill field/Simpson Drill Field in honor of Aggies killed in war.

March 2, 2001: Kandace Krueger, class of 2002, became the second Aggie to be crowned Miss USA.

March 2, 2013: Mel Dumezich threw her third career no-hitter.

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