Former Texas A&M coach Tom Wilson passed away on Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer, according to a release from the school.
Wilson, who was the head coach of the Aggies from 1978-81, was 72.
He posted a 21-19 record as the Texas A&M coach, with bowl wins in the Hall of Fame Classic and Independence Bowl.
Prior to getting into coaching, Wilson played quarterback at Texas Tech, where he started in the 1964 and 1965 season before graduating in 1966.
“I realized then that if I wanted to play football it would have to be as a quarterback,” Wilson said, according to the release. “I was too slow to be a running back and not big enough to be a lineman. I had to play where I could think my way around.”
According to the release, his wife, Daun, passed away in April of this year. The couple have two children, Mark and Julie.