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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843 126
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 63

2
698 129
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

3
791 177
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 34

4
484 147
Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

5
297 66
Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

6
536 182
Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 31

7
384 118
Derrick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

8
315 105
Brian Orakpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 31

9
285 79
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
303 82
Tommy Nobis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 74

11
242 100
Cedric Benson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

12
154 36
Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 44

13
236 91
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

14
265 99
Jordan Shipley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

15
183 64
Michael Huff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

16
174 80
Quentin Jammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

17
110 28
Michael Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
_1443311062050 added age 33

18
138 63
Casey Hampton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 40

19
134 45
Roosevelt Leaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

20
158 63
Aaron Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 35

21
137 52
Steve McMichael is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

22
94 18
Eric Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 50

23
72 12
Leonard Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 39

24
83 16
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
175 82
Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

26
104 47
Cory Redding is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 37

27
106 39
Jerry Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

28
92 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
90 33
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 69

30
85 33
Kenneth Sims is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 58

31
88 41
Nathan Vasher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 36

32
78 35
Raymond Clayborn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

33
104 70
Malik Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added Malik Jefferson

34
84 40
Johnny Lam Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Johnny Lam Jones

35
77 30
Johnnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

36
76 35
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 51

37
54 13
Shaun Rogers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 39

38
95 46
Justin Blalock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

39
55 14
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

40
70 34
Tony Brackens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 43

41
47 9
Quan Cosby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quan Cosby age 35

42
42 9
Quandre Diggs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Quandre Diggs age 26

43
57 21
Sergio Kindle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Terence Huffines added age 30

44
69 34
Cotton Speyrer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
mike44scv added Cotton Speyrer

45
46 15
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
MCB52 added age 71

46
32 8
Kasey Studdard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
Jack Shepherd added Kasey Studdard age 33

47
35 14
Dan Neil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 42

48
37 17
Blake Brockermeyer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

49
55 35
Brad Shearer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
age 62

50
42 23
Doug Dawson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time
steve797979 added age 54