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The man behind the Longhorn Cadillac: Superfan has been to 1,000+ Texas games, every CWS since '81

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You might spot his 1975 burnt orange Cadillac cruising around Omaha.

The one with the longhorns jutting out of the hood.

Scott Wilson is a Texas baseball superfan and has been to every College World Series since 1981.

The 66-year-old retired lawyer has a streak going, too: He said he’s hit every Longhorn game, home or away, since 2000.

By his count that’s 1,175 games. That’s a lot of shouting, “Go Horns, Go.”

He’s an unofficial cheer captain and is known for leading fans in “The Eyes of Texas,” the school song.

His home in Austin is a museum of UT memorabilia and history.

Wilson’s first trip to the CWS was in 1975, when he stayed in a $13-a-night motel and saw the Longhorns win the national championship. He returned in 1979 and started his consecutive attendance streak two years later.

He said one of the best parts of following the team is the relationships he’s had with other fans, players and coaches over the years.

“It’s lifelong friendships,” said Wilson, a 1972 Texas graduate.

He said his baseball roots go back to the 1950s when his dad would take him to watch the minor league Austin Senators.

He first got involved with the Longhorns in the 1970s, when he was part of the “wild bunch,” a group of Texas fans who loved sitting behind the opposing team’s dugout and tossing zingers.

Drew Bishop, director of operations for the Texas baseball team, said there’s no doubt Wilson is passionate about the game and the Longhorns.

Bishop, a former Texas player, said Wilson’s presence is particularly appreciated on road games when there’s not always a lot of fans in the stands.

“We have a lot of fans, but he sticks out,” Bishop said. “Our kids know he’s behind us no matter what.”

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