Fred Nuesch, the former longtime sports information director at Upshaw's alma mater, arrived a year after Upshaw's eligibility expired in 1966.
knew Upshaw, who returned to Kingsville to finish his
degree after he
was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders
would come down here, we would always talk.We talked to him on the phone, but not often," said Nuesch, now Texas A&M University-Kingsville's coordinator of external affairs.
really did remain interested about what was going on down here, especially football.He'd always say, 'If there's anything I can do, just give me a call and I'll be down.' "Nuesch
said what he
will remember most about the NFL Hall of Famer was his
classiness, and that trait wasn't lost on other South Texans.