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
806 114
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 60

2
749 169
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 34

3
652 124
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

4
457 138
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

5
274 59
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

6
503 172
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 31

7
368 113
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

8
296 97
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 31

9
273 74
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
286 76
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 74

11
230 96
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

12
224 86
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

13
140 33
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 42

14
252 93
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

15
168 77
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

16
174 62
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

17
131 60
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 40

18
127 44
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

19
102 28
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
_1443311062050 added age 33

20
153 62
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

21
132 50
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

22
83 17
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 50

23
166 78
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

24
101 38
Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

25
64 12
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 39

26
101 46
Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37

27
85 31
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

28
88 34
Jerry Gray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1915-1976)

29
77 34
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

30
83 32
Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 58

31
81 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
73 34
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51

33
74 15
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
75 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
93 45
Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

36
53 14
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

37
87 41
Nathan Vasher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

38
98 67
Malik Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Malik Jefferson

39
50 13
Shaun Rogers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 39

40
66 34
Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 43

41
54 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 33
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 14
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added age 71

44
45 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
41 7
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quandre Diggs age 26

46
33 13
Dan Neil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 44

47
42 21
Doug Dawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
steve797979 added age 56

48
34 15
Blake Brockermeyer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

49
53 33
Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 62

50
35 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