A profile of UT stars that have shined the brightest
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.
|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.
|10||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 season.|
|12||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.|
|20||Earl Campbell||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.|
|22||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."|
|34||Ricky Williams||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 football.|
|60||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|