football The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time  

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A list of the best Texas Longhorns football players of all time. Texas is one of the most highly regarded and historic football programs of all time. The program began in 1893 and currently has the second most wins in NCAA history, trailing only Michigan. Texas is also recognized for their post-season appearances ranking second in number of bowl game appearances (51) and ranked fourth in bowl game victories (27). Why are the Longhorns one of the greatest college football teams ever? Because of the number of outstanding players who have worn the burnt orange. Many of the best players in college football history have played for Texas. Throughout the school's history, Texas's roster has been filled with some college football's biggest stars. 

Texas football has had some of the greatest running backs in college history. Between Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams, two of the greatest Longhorns ever and Heisman Trophy winners, Texas has a rich history of attracting the country's best recruits to Austin. These two legendary players hold university records and are some of the most beloved Texas Longhorns football players of all time. The same goes for Vince Young. The quarterback led Texas to an iconic victory over heavily favored USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl. Young carried the team to win the national championship in one of the greatest performances by a quarterback in college football history. While his NFL career didn't pan out, in the eyes of Texas Longhorn fans, there is nothing that will ruin the memory of one of the greatest Longhorns in school history. 

This is a list of the best Texas Longhorns football players of all time. Some of most outstanding players in Texas history and famous football players from Texas are on this list. If you think someone is missing, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Texas Longhorns football player ever.
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Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Earl Campbell age 60

2
443 93
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

3
524 120
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Vince Young age 32

4
311 83
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Earl Thomas age 69

5
269 85
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

6
346 127
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Colt McCoy age 29

7
149 25
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

8
217 67
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Brian Orakpo age 29

9
201 53
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Bobby Layne Died at 60 (1926-1986)

10
205 61
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Tommy Nobis age 72

11
160 64
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Roy Williams age 36

12
163 73
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Cedric Benson age 35

13
119 56
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

14
172 65
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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126 46
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Michael Huff age 35

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94 42
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Casey Hampton age 38

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118 48
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Aaron Ross age 35

18
95 38
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

19
88 33
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

20
67 20
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Priest Holmes age 44

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59 15
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
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63 25
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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77 39
Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Cory Redding age 37

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113 60
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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38 6
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Leonard Davis age 39

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58 26
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
David Thomas age 51

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70 31
Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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39 9
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Eric Metcalf age 50

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66 31
Jerry Gray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jerry Gray Died at 61 (1915-1976)

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61 28
Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Kenneth Sims age 58

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60 27
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Steve Worster age 69

32
59 27
Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnnie Johnson Died at 81 (1924-2005)

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74 40
Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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62 36
Johnny Lam Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnny Lam Jones

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50 29
Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Tony Brackens age 43

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67 37
Nathan Vasher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Nathan Vasher age 36

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32 9
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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62 44
Malik Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Malik Jefferson

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28 10
Shaun Rogers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Shaun Rogers age 39

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30 13
Sergio Kindle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Sergio Kindle age 30

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46 28
Cotton Speyrer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
mike44scv added Cotton Speyrer

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29 15
Doug Dawson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
steve797979 added Doug Dawson age 56

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24 11
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added Bill Bradley age 71

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39 28
Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Brad Shearer age 62

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24 4
D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman

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17 10
Dan Neil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dan Neil age 44

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36 29
Bill Atessis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Bill Atessis age 68

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36 32
Kiki DeAyala is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Kiki DeAyala age 56

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17 4
Quan Cosby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quan Cosby age 35

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15 12
Blake Brockermeyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time