DALLAS, TX (NBC33) – As fans and players get ready for tonight’s big game, there are some Tiger’s in Dallas who remember playing in Cotton Bowl’s of year’s past.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the Cotton Bowl, former LSU Guard Wren Worley remembers his time in the Cotton Bowl with pride.
“January 1, 1947, we came to the Cotton Bowl and I participated in that, that’s known as the Ice Bowl,” Wren Worley, Former LSU Guard, said.
Against Arkansas, that was only one of four bowl games that ever ended in a 0-0 tie.
“It was exciting and thrilling for me, I just enjoyed playing football,” Wren recalled.
Those were his glory days.
“I enjoyed all of that, had some good friends there, still have some good friends there, it was just part of my life that you never forget,” he continued.
Now that Wren’s retired, he volunteers at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children. Wren’s wife says it’s just part of who he is.
“Wren has always been very outgoing,” she said.
She recalls Wren having a love of people and football, even when he was in WW2.
“He was recruited to play in the military service.”
Wren’s story of team spirit, and wanting to help people, inspired the modern day Tigers, who presented Wren with a Jersey with his name and number Tuesday, January, 4.
Worley is planning to be in Cowboy Stadium, cheering his team on.