While winning national championships and producing Heisman Trophy winners, the University of
Texas has produced a long line of stars that have been dominating on Football Saturdays and
Sundays.  Discover the Longhorns that have made the biggest impact on the field and beyond.
Texas Longhorns Football Stars
A profile of UT stars that have shined the brightest
Retired Texas Longhorns Football Jersey Numbers
The following UT football legends have had their jersey numbers retired.  For a
former UT student-athlete to have their jersey retired they must earn a
National Player of the Year honors from one of the NCAA recognized awards.
Vince Young
Vince Young led Texas to a 41-38 victory over No. 1 USC in the Rose Bowl,
a school-best 13-0 record and the 2005 National Championship in what was
one of the most memorable seasons in Texas Football history.  Young
starred for Texas from 2003-2005 and in 2005, he became the first QB in
NCAA history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 3,000 yards in a single
Colt McCoy
The announcement to retire McCoy's #12 was made in the 2010 series.  
While wearing Texas Burnt Orange (2006-2009), McCoy was a two-time
Walter Camp Football Foundation National Player of the Year and won the
Maxwell Award in 2009.  McCoy won more games (45) in his four-year
career than any player in college football history. The two-time Heisman
finalist also the school's all-time leader in total touchdowns, touchdown
passes and passing yards.
Known as the Tyler Rose, Campbell was about as easy to tackle as a
Texas tornado during his Longhorns career (1974-1977). Campbell was a  
two-time All-American and winner of the 1977 Heisman Trophy. He finished
his four-year UT career with 4,443 yards rushing and 40 TDs.
Bobby Layne
Layne was a two-sport star for the Longhorns (1944-47) before later
starring in the NFL.  Layne finished his UT career with then school records
3,145 yards passing, 25 TD passes on 210 completions and 400 attempts,
while also pitching for the baseball team.  As a pro, Layne led the Detroit
Lions to NFL titles in 1952 and 1953 and was later dubbed by Sports
Illustrated (1995) as "The toughest quarterback who ever lived."
Williams captured a Heisman Trophy. During his four-year career at
Texas (1995-1998), Williams rushed for 6,279 yards and 72 TDs.
He also was the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner and a  two-time
winner of the Doak Walker Award.  When Williams' collegiate career
concluded he had run for more yards than anyone in major college
Tommy Nobis
Nobis was the Outland Trophy and Maxwell Award winner as a senior, a
two-time All-American, made the All-Southwest Conference team three
years and was the only sophomore starter on the Longhorns' 1963 National
Championship team. He also finished seventh in the Heisman voting in 1965,
the only defensive player ranked among the top 10.  In the NFL, Nobis was
the first player ever drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons in 1966.  The
defensive star was a 5-time Pro Bowl player during his 10-year career in
Texas Longhorns
Heisman Trophy Winners
Ricky Williams 1998
Ricky Williams - 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner1998 Heisman Winner Ricky Williams
With Ricky Williams blowing through
opposing defenses, Sports Illustrated
labeled the bruising back as the Texas
Earl Campbell 1977
Known as the "Tyler Rose", Campbell won
college football's top award in 1977.  
Campbell led the nation in rushing with
1,744 yards. In 1977 while leading Texas to
an 11-0 regular season record.
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