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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952 139
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 60
2
785 147
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
3
895 202
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35
4
569 160
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 70
5
350 79
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
6
601 203
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32
7
420 130
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
8
353 115
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32
9
317 86
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
337 88
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 75
11
268 106
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 33
12
185 45
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 45
13
262 102
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37
14
293 108
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
15
205 73
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35
16
195 89
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
17
159 70
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 41
18
153 50
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
19
132 37
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
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20
118 24
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51
21
173 71
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36
22
149 58
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
23
87 16
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 40
24
101 23
D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman
25
30 1
James Street is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MarshallBennett added James Street Dec. at 65 (1948-2013)