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The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 14, 2020 22.4k votes 4.2k voters 87.6k views31 items

College football fans, we’re ranking the best Texas Longhorns quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Texas Longhorns history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. So, if you're looking for a specific UT quarterback, you'll find them on the list below. This Texas football roster has famous All-Americans, Texas quarterbacks in the NFL, and Longhorns players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Texas QBs include big names like Vince Young and Colt McCoy, as well as former stars such as Major Applewhite, and Chris Simms.

Who are the greatest quarterbacks in Texas Longhorns history? They're all on this comprehensive list of University of Texas at Austin football players who have played as quarterback.

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  • 1
    2,014
    626

    Longhorns career: 2003 - 2005

  • 2
    1,803
    558

    Longhorns career: 2006 - 2009

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  • 3
    712
    364

    James Street

    Longhorns career: 1967 - 1969

  • 4

    Longhorns career: 1998 - 2001

  • 5
    1,221
    667

    Longhorns career: 2017-2018

  • 6
    462
    338

    James Brown

    Longhorns career: 1994 - 1997

  • 7
    305
    362

    Peter Gardere

    Longhorns career: 1989 - 1992

  • 8
    673
    827

    Chris Simms

    Longhorns career: 1999 - 2002

  • 9
    221
    288

    Marty Akins

    Longhorns career: 1972 - 1975

  • 10
    139
    187

    Eddie Phillips

    Longhorns career: 1969 - 1971

  • 11
    200
    274

    Todd Dodge

    Longhorns career: 1981 - 1985

  • 12
    172
    237

    Donnie Little

    Longhorns career: 1978 - 1981

  • 13

    Longhorns career: 1966 - 1968

  • 14
    400
    583

    Shane Buechele

    Longhorns career: 2016 - 2017

  • 15
    147
    213

    Robert Brewer

    Longhorns career: 1980 - 1982

  • 16
    57
    91

    Alan Lowry

    Longhorns career: 1972

  • 17
    81
    130

    Mike Cotten

    Longhorns career: 1959 - 1961

  • 18
    103
    165

    Randy McEachern

    Longhorns career: 1977 - 1978

  • 19
    78
    130

    Marvin Kristynik

    Longhorns career: 1963 - 1965

  • 20
    104
    178

    Bret Stafford

    Longhorns career: 1984 - 1987

  • 21
    301
    504

    David Ash

    Longhorns career: 2011 - 2014

  • 22
    101
    183

    Rick McIvor

    Longhorns career: 1979 - 1983

  • 23
    218
    381

    Jerrod Heard

    Longhorns career: 2015 - 2017

  • 24
    289
    508

    Tyrone Swoopes

    Longhorns career: 2013 - 2016

  • 25
    294
    522

    Case McCoy

    Longhorns career: 2010 - 2013