In 1907, the first Yell Leaders were selected, and until 1936-37, what we now know as the Head Yell Leader was simply known as “Chief.” While most Yell Leaders have come from the Corps of Cadets, the first non-Corps, or “non-reg,” Yell Leader was selected in 1946. Since then, a total of 33 non-Corps Yell Leaders have served. Of these, four Yell Leaders (Houston ’57, Anderson ’62, McDonald ’93 and Wood ’01) served two terms as a Yell Leader. Ricky Wood ’01 is the only non-Corps Head Yell Leader. The only year in which there was more than one non-Corps Yell Leader was in 1973-74. Read more about the Yell Leader history as told by the Association of Former Students here.
Founded in 1995, the Former Yell Leader Association was established to support the current Yell Leaders with fundraising, maintaining historical data about the Yell Leader program, and perpetuating the tradition of Yell Leaders at Texas A&M. Below you can find every student who has served in the Yell Leader role since their beginning in 1907: (D) – Deceased, (NC) – Non-Corps, (V) – Veteran.