“Doc” Senter, a family practice physician in Austin, served as the volunteer team physician for the Reagan High School football program for 27 years, never missing a home or road game during that time. He traveled with the players, and attended as many practice sessions as his busy schedule permitted. In 1968, he served as the team physician for the South Texas All-Star football team. He advocated for the tremendous benefits to be derived from athletic participation and was always concerned with the emotional well-being of all young people, on and off the field. He contributed his medical knowledge and didn’t charge players when they sought medical attention at his office.
He initiated the Jackie Linam Award named for the 1968 Reagan championship player who died in a car accident. The award is presented annually to a senior Reagan football player who best exemplifies qualities of desire, determination, and unselfishness.