The Greatest Quarterbacks in Longhorn History

Vince Young went 30-2 as a starter for Texas. (Erich Schlegel)
Vince Young went 30-2 as a starter for Texas. (Erich Schlegel)

A football team’s fate rests largely on the shoulders of its quarterback. He’s the signal caller, the playmaker, the coach on the field, the leader and the motivator. Without a quarterback football might as well be rugby.

Though the Longhorns are known more for their two Heisman running backs, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams, some of the greatest college quarterbacks to have ever played the game have donned the burnt orange. But who’s the best?

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Like every list ever created, this is completely subjective and carries a number of caveats.

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Brian Kendall

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