NCAA The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time  

Ranker College Football
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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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874 129
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 63

2
724 131
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

3
824 180
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

4
509 150
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 70

5
306 70
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

6
554 186
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32

7
393 121
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

8
324 107
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32

9
289 81
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
309 83
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 75

11
247 100
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

12
240 94
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37

13
158 39
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 45

14
271 100
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

15
188 65
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

16
177 81
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

17
113 29
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
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18
140 63
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 41

19
136 45
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

20
162 63
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

21
99 18
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51

22
139 53
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

23
74 12
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 40

24
88 17
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
179 84
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time