Football The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the top Longhorns football players based on their time at the University of Texas at Austin.

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 63

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Roy Williams age 34

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

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Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Casey Hampton age 38

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Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Michael Huff age 32

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

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Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Priest Holmes age 44

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Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Aaron Ross age 33

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Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
_1443311062050 added Michael Griffin age 30

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Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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

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Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Cory Redding age 35

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

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Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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

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Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Leonard Davis age 37

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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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Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
David Thomas age 51

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Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Kenneth Sims age 56

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Johnny Lam Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnny Lam Jones

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Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnnie Johnson Died at 81 (1924-2005)

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Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Tony Brackens age 41

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

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D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman

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

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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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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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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added Bill Bradley age 68

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

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

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Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Brad Shearer age 62

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Quan Cosby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quan Cosby age 35

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

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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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Bill Atessis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Bill Atessis age 66

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