Sumlin to help kick off Rodeo Houston

Sumlin to help kick off Rodeo Houston
February 12, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Ever seen Kevin Sumlin in a cowboy hat and boots? If not, you just might very soon.

After a successful first year as the head football coach at Texas A&M, Sumlin has been named as the grand marshal of the Downtown Rodeo Parade that will kick off the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo on Saturday, Feb. 23, according to

“We are elated to have Coach Sumlin serve as the grand marshal in the 2013 Downtown Rodeo Parade,” R.H. “Steve” Stevens Jr., Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo chairman of the board, told the website. “His leadership of the Texas A&M football team during its first year in the SEC is commendable. It is truly exciting for this proud Texas A&M graduate to have Coach Sumlin and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band leading the Downtown Rodeo Parade.”

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Before the parade, the 25th annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run, which has contributed more than $3.3 million to the Show’s Educational Fund since it began in 1988, will take place in downtown as well.

Click here for a full details of the Downtown Rodeo Parade.