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
772 109
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 63

2
719 158
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32

3
618 121
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

4
434 130
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

5
250 53
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

6
481 161
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 29

7
347 110
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

8
281 92
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 29

9
264 69
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
268 73
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 74

11
220 91
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

12
210 82
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

13
124 30
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 42

14
169 60
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 32

15
161 74
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

16
236 90
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

17
126 58
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 38

18
97 25
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
_1443311062050 added age 30

19
148 60
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 33

20
125 48
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

21
118 43
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

22
75 15
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 50

23
155 77
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

24
98 37
Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

25
98 46
Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

26
59 12
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37

27
82 31
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

28
75 34
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

29
83 34
Jerry Gray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1915-1976)

30
78 32
Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 56

31
78 39
Johnny Lam Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnny Lam Jones

32
91 44
Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

33
66 12
D'Onta Foreman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added D'Onta Foreman

34
72 30
Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

35
69 34
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51

36
48 14
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

37
81 41
Nathan Vasher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 34

38
61 33
Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 41

39
87 64
Malik Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Malik Jefferson

40
43 13
Shaun Rogers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

41
61 32
Cotton Speyrer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
mike44scv added Cotton Speyrer

42
46 20
Sergio Kindle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added age 28

43
39 14
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added age 68

44
37 7
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quandre Diggs age 26

45
38 8
Quan Cosby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quan Cosby age 35

46
30 13
Dan Neil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 44

47
50 33
Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 60

48
38 21
Doug Dawson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
steve797979 added age 56

49
29 15
Blake Brockermeyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

50
31 6
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