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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810 118
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 60

2
757 169
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 34

3
660 124
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

4
279 59
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

5
460 139
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

6
373 114
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

7
505 176
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 31

8
298 101
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 31

9
274 78
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 60 (1926-1986)

10
288 80
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 74

11
235 97
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

12
229 86
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

13
141 35
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 42

14
254 95
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

15
170 78
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

16
177 63
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

17
133 61
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 40

18
105 28
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
_1443311062050 added age 33

19
128 44
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

20
133 50
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

21
154 63
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

22
84 17
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 50

23
166 79
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

24
66 12
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 39

25
102 46
Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37

26
101 39
Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

27
89 34
Jerry Gray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1915-1976)

28
84 32
Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 58

29
85 32
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

30
77 35
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

31
81 40
Johnny Lam Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnny Lam Jones

32
76 30
Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

33
73 35
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51

34
75 16
D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman

35
54 14
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

36
88 41
Nathan Vasher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

37
52 13
Shaun Rogers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 39

38
93 46
Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

39
68 34
Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 43

40
99 68
Malik Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Malik Jefferson

41
57 20
Sergio Kindle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added age 30

42
65 34
Cotton Speyrer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
mike44scv added Cotton Speyrer

43
42 15
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added age 71

44
46 8
Quan Cosby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quan Cosby age 35

45
35 14
Dan Neil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 44

46
42 8
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quandre Diggs age 26

47
36 16
Blake Brockermeyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

48
53 34
Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 62

49
42 23
Doug Dawson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
steve797979 added age 56

50
35 8
Roy Miller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Roy Miller age 30