Carlos Puentes – 2017

Carlos Puentes was one of the founders of the Austin Blacks and one of the original landowners of Burr Field. Carlos was instrumental in helping to develop the Austin Blacks into what eventually played as two Div 1 sides, the Blacks and the Golds.
In 1974, he brought over the Champagne RFC, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a Tour of Texas, and let the locals get a taste of International Rugby for the first time. Carlos was one of the original group that formed the TRU and was also a president for the Austin Blacks several years.