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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1
974 146
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 63
2
920 206
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35
3
804 152
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
4
585 167
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 70
5
363 86
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
6
622 206
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32
7
436 132
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
8
369 118
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32
9
347 91
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 75
10
329 92
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 60 (1926-1986)
11
281 108
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36
12
195 48
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 45
13
274 103
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37
14
307 110
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
15
215 76
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35
16
202 91
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
17
167 72
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 41
18
126 26
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51
19
137 40
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
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20
159 54
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
21
153 60
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
22
177 76
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36
23
93 17
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 40
24
200 91
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
25
104 28
D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman