It’s college football season, and this year’s Heisman contenders have been announced, which means the five players are in the midst of a battle for the coveted trophy. Each week, Matt Corral, Bryce Young, Bijan Robinson, and Kenneth Walker III hit the field and prove that they’re worthy of adding the award to their names. And football fanatic Matthew McConaughey jumped on social media today to tell everyone about his Heisman favorite. Can any Outsiders guess who it is? We’ll give everyone one clue, Bijan Robinson is a Texas Longhorn.
Anyone who follows college football or Matthew McConaughey doesn’t need any more hints. It’s a well-known fact that the Oscar winner eats, sleeps, and breaths Longhorn football. Well, he’s actually just a general die-hard University of Texas fan. He graduated from the university in 1993.
And in 2019, UT named him its Minister of Culture after he dropped some cash to help the college build a new basketball arena. He’s also a professor at the Moody College of Communication (and we want to take his course).
Oh, and he moved his family to Austin, Texas, so he would never have to miss a game. With all that dedication to the university, we’d say he’s UT’s biggest fan.
So with so much love for his alma mater, McConaughey is always there to support players when they’re headed to greatness. And today he did just that when he announced his Heisman favorite on Twitter. We really didn’t expect the actor to pick anyone else. But Robinson probably thought it was awesome when the Hollywood A-lister tweeted his name.
Matthew McConaughey is Excited about University of Texas Joining the SEC
Matthew McConaughey only wants the best for his alma mater, and he believes it got the best when it joined the SEC.
This summer, word got out that the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma wanted to break away from the Big 12 and join the Southeastern Conference. And on July 29th, that dream became a reality when the SEC unanimously voted to invite both teams to join its conference.
Though both teams will have to wait a few years before everything is official. The change doesn't go into effect until the 2025 season.
And McConaughey, aka, The Minister of Culture, is "excited" about the decision. Shortly after the school's announcement, he got on social media to celebrate.