Sept. 10, 2016: TEEX firefighters from College Station that were on the front lines of Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks joined Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at Kyle Field before the Aggies' game against Prairie View A&M. A cheering crowd of thousands celebrated the efforts of the first responders.

Sept. 10, 1901: Fay "Mule" Wilson, class of 1926, was born. Wilson was one of the first Aggies drafted into the NFL, along with Barlow Irvin (both went to to the Buffalo Rangers in 1926).

During his time at Texas A&M, Wilson also ran track for the freshman team in 1923 and the varsity from 1924 to 1926. He was captain of the 1925 football team.

Wilson played eight seasons in the NFL for the Rangers, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Staten Island Stapletons and Portsmouth Spartans. He appeared in 82 games and scored 14 touchdowns as a quarterback, halfback and fullback.

Sept. 10, 1999: The Danger 79er statue was unveiled. The statue is of Lt. Gen. James F. Hollingsworth, class of 1940.

After a 36-year military career, Hollingsworth is considered the most decorated officer from Texas A&M, according to his 2010 obituary in the San Antonio Express-News. Danger 79er was Hollingsworth's radio call sign for more than 20 years. The statue depicts Hollingsworth in his Vietnam-era uniform and is located in the Corps of Cadets' Quadrangle.

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