Johnny Genung

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John Allen "Johnny" Genung is a former American football player who is primarily known for playing quarterback for the Texas Longhorns from 1960 to 1962.[1][2]

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Genung graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1959, and was a member of the 1958 Texas state high school championship team (Class AAAA) there.[3][4][5]

During the 1961 season at Texas, he primarily played as a backup quarterback to Mike Cotten.[6] In the 1962 season, Genung, Duke Carlisle, and Tommy Wade shared the duties, and Genung received credit for securing a fourth quarter come-from-behind victory for the then-No. 1-ranked Texas over Arkansas that year.[6]

After college, Genung went to medical school. He served as the team doctor for the United States Naval Academy in the late 1960s before going into private practice as an orthopedic surgeon.[6][7][8]

In 2004, Genung was inducted into the Longhorns' "Hall of Honor".[6]


  1. ^ "Texas Downs Texas Aggies, 13-3". Times Record News. November 23, 1962. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "T-Pilots Key to Longhorn Grid Hopes". The Tuscaloosa News. September 16, 1962. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (December 21, 1958). "Wichita Falls Powers Past Pasadena, 48-6". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved July 7, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Associated Press (December 22, 1958). "North Schoolboys Gain Full Revenge for 1957". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ Gholson, Nick (November 7, 2008). "In the Nick of Time, November 7". Times Record News. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Men's Hall of Honor announces seven new inductees". September 16, 2004. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Navy Grid Doctor Faces Mixed Emotions". The Hartford Courant. October 1, 1969. Retrieved July 7, 2010. ("Johnny Genung has traded his shoulder pads for a black bag ... is the team physician for a Navy football squad that tackles his alma mater")
  8. ^ "Alumni". The Alcalde. January 1970. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
Preceded by
Mike Cotten
University of Texas Quarterback
Succeeded by
Duke Carlisle