Almost 10,000 Texas A&M University license plates are on the roads in Texas right now, many of them personalized, and many of them sharing the spirit of the 12THMAN. The 12THMAN tradition dates to 1922 and signifies the loyalty and selfless service Aggies pride themselves on.
Though about 100 Aggie plates sold through make some reference to the 12THMAN, no one has ever owned the real, one and only 12THMAN official Texas license plate.  Texas A&M University and will auction the right to display the 12THMAN license plate.  Bidding begins August 12 and ends September 12-- two days prior to the Aggies’ SEC showdown with defending national champion Alabama at Kyle Field.

Aggie fans and former students can register interest in the 12THMAN Auction at

Proceeds from the state’s A&M specialty plates have outsold all other college license plates in Texas, raising almost $3M for scholarships since 1990.

Proceeds from the 12THMAN Auction benefit Texas A&M University and the General Revenue Fund of Texas. My Plates will donate its share to the University.

This is the first time 12THMAN has ever been available on a Texas license plate, and it could be the last.  The winner of the 12THMAN Auction wins this plate for a 10-year term, with first dibs on renewing the plate after that.  The winner also has full rights to transfer or sell the plate to someone else.

As a special honor, A&M will present the 12THMAN license plate to the My Plates auction winner in front of nearly 90,000 fans during the Texas A&M vs. Alabama game September 14th.

Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 156,000 My Plates, putting more than $17.5M in the general revenue fund, which helps pay for services for all Texans. Texas A&M-related proceeds from My Plates have supported championship opportunities for Aggie student-athletes, both in the classroom and in competition, as well as funding for the Corps of Cadets and the Bonfire Memorial.