Disappointed with the inert gameday atmosphere of the 1987 football season, transfer students Kevin Kosta Marcantel and Carl Yaquinto knew they had to do something to revitalize the student section. Alongside Art Brickley IV and Jim Spurr, the duo created the Longhorn Hellraisers in an effort to excite and inspire the fans in DKR.
Initially an all male student organization, the Hellraisers debuted their famous orange and white paint in the fall of 1988. The legend of fire and pride was born and it continues to this day.
The Longhorn Hellraisers is a co-ed spirit organization. Any student actively enrolled in the University Of Texas is welcome to join.
Hellraisers represent the pride and spirit for this great University that manifests itself at the core of every UT student. It is the mission of the Longhorn Hellraisers to go to every UT sporting event that can possibly be attended - home or away - in order to support and show appreciation to the athletes who work so hard to represent our university.
You can spot a Hellraiser easily by their personalized orange and white face paint. When five or more Hellraisers are present you can see the letters T E X A S painted on their chests. No matter the occasion, you'll be sure to hear 'em.