Octavious Bishop, who helped pave the way for Ricky Williams’ Heisman Trophy campaign as the Longhorns’ starting left tackle in 1998, has joined the Texas football staff as Director of Student Leadership/Personal Development, head coach Charlie Strong announced on Friday. He will begin his duties at Texas on June 1.

“Having the opportunity to work at The University of Texas has always been a dream,” Bishop said. “Being able to come back and share what I’ve learned over the years is truly humbling.

“Coach Strong and his staff are passionate about the players, and it’s easy to discern their genuine desire to see them succeed on and off the field. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Coach Strong and love that he is a genuine straight shooter. His plan to help his players with life after football is transformative. The student-athletes in his program will leave the 40 Acres as better men.”

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