From staff reports

Apaches, Longhorn alumnus passes away


Former Gonzales Apache and Texas Longhorn football player Kenneth Ehrig passed away Friday, Sept. 8 at the age of 75.

Ehrig graduated Gonzales High School in 1966 and would later follow his brother, Ronnie Ehrig, to go play football at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1969, in his senior year at Texas, Ehrig caught four passes for 89 yards and a TD and was the leading receiver in a 69-7 rout of TCU that year.

Ehrig appeared in four games with Longhorns and caught 10 passes (third most on the team) for 167 yards and a TD on a team which was primarily a wishbone team for legendary coach Darrell Royal and offensive coordinator Emory Bellard.

Ehrig was a contributing part of the 1969 Texas Longhorns that won the national championship that season; he was the only player from Gonzales to letter that year. He would earn a ring and a letter that year. He was a proud member of the T Association.

After football, Ehrig earned his degree in business and was a senior pharmaceutical representative.