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Name: Brient, Albert S.

Historical Note:

Albert S. Brient was a student at Texas A&M, and graduated in the class of 1924, with a degree in the Agriculture Department.  He later worked for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, as a county agricultural agent of Cooke County.  He was a native of Frankston, Texas, in Anderson County. 

In 1923, Brient was the 7th member of the Varsity Men’s Basketball team of Texas A&M, a team which won the national championship that year against Rice University.  While Brient’s fellow teammates received T cards for their athletic prowess and performance, Brient was excluded.  Brient’s teammates and associates then began a letter writing campaign in 1936, and was spearheaded by E. King Gill, the original “12th Man”.  Finally, in 1967, Albert S. Brient was awarded the honor bestowed upon his teammates well before him, and earned his “T” card.  He was 67 years old at the time.

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