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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1
730 104
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 63

2
579 116
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

3
679 149
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32

4
450 157
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 29

5
405 122
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

6
229 46
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

7
330 105
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

8
253 63
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Died at 60 (1926-1986)

9
263 85
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 29

10
258 68
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 74

11
200 78
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

12
206 88
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

13
163 54
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32

14
225 83
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

15
113 29
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 42

16
152 71
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

17
122 52
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 38

18
90 21
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
_1443311062050 added age 30

19
140 57
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 33

20
110 40
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

21
116 46
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

22
68 13
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 50

23
89 35
Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

24
144 75
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

25
92 45
Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

26
72 32
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

27
58 8
D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman

28
77 29
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

29
51 11
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37

30
74 30
Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 56

31
79 33
Jerry Gray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Died at 61 (1915-1976)

32
88 42
Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

33
67 32
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51

34
72 39
Johnny Lam Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnny Lam Jones

35
67 29
Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Died at 81 (1924-2005)

36
45 13
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

37
78 41
Nathan Vasher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 34

38
58 32
Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 41

39
39 12
Shaun Rogers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

40
59 30
Cotton Speyrer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
mike44scv added Cotton Speyrer

41
37 12
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added age 68

42
44 19
Sergio Kindle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added age 28

43
80 60
Malik Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Malik Jefferson

44
38 17
Doug Dawson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
steve797979 added age 56

45
37 7
Quan Cosby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quan Cosby age 35

46
48 30
Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 60

47
27 12
Dan Neil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 44

48
32 6
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quandre Diggs age 26

49
28 5
Roy Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Roy Miller age 28

50
45 33
Kiki DeAyala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 56