The Texas Longhorns football program is one of the most storied and successful programs in college football history. Over the years, the Longhorns have produced some of the most talented players in the game. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 best players in Texas Longhorns football history.
Earl Campbell - Running Back (1974-1977) Earl Campbell is widely considered to be one of the greatest running backs in college football history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and was a consensus All-American. Campbell rushed for over 4,400 yards and scored 41 touchdowns during his time at Texas.
Vince Young - Quarterback (2003-2005) Vince Young had one of the greatest careers in Texas football history. He led the Longhorns to a national championship in 2005 and won the Rose Bowl MVP in both 2005 and 2006. Young was a two-time All-American and finished his career at Texas with over 6,000 passing yards and 3,100 rushing yards.
Ricky Williams - Running Back (1995-1998) Ricky Williams is one of the most prolific running backs in college football history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1998 and was a two-time All-American. Williams rushed for over 6,200 yards and scored 73 touchdowns during his time at Texas.
Tommy Nobis - Linebacker (1963-1965) Tommy Nobis is one of the greatest linebackers in Texas football history. He was a two-time All-American and won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman in 1965. Nobis went on to have a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Atlanta Falcons.
Colt McCoy - Quarterback (2006-2009) Colt McCoy had a legendary career at Texas. He led the Longhorns to a national championship appearance in 2009 and was a two-time All-American. McCoy finished his career at Texas with over 13,000 passing yards and 112 touchdowns.
Cedric Benson - Running Back (2001-2004) Cedric Benson is one of the most productive running backs in Texas football history. He rushed for over 5,500 yards and scored 64 touchdowns during his time at Texas. Benson was a two-time All-American and finished his career as the second-leading rusher in Texas history.
Derrick Johnson - Linebacker (2001-2004) Derrick Johnson was a dominant linebacker for the Longhorns in the early 2000s. He won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker in 2004 and was a two-time All-American. Johnson finished his career at Texas with over 450 tackles and 10 interceptions.
Roy Williams - Safety (1998-2001) Roy Williams was a hard-hitting safety for the Longhorns in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was a two-time All-American and won the Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back in 2001. Williams finished his career at Texas with 239 tackles and nine interceptions.
Jerry Gray - Defensive Back (1981-1984) Jerry Gray was a dominant defensive back for the Longhorns in the early 1980s. He was a two-time All-American and helped lead Texas to a Southwest Conference championship in 1983. Gray went on to have a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Oilers.
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