Matthew McConaughey’s father was a Cougar football player

via @UHDigital

Matthew McConaughey is giving the commencement speech tonight for the Spring 2015 graduating class of the University of Houston. A lot of people have wondered why the university would bring the famous actor to speak at UH. McConaughey’s father Jim McConaughey played for the Houston Cougars in the early fifties. In the photo above (circa 1952), Jim is #88.

Glad to have Jim’s son come back to speak at his alma matter. Even if Matthew is a Longhorn fan, he’s certainly welcome to represent for his father’s school whenever he feels like it. Go Coogs!