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July 29, 2013

Top 10 all-time quarterbacks in Texas college football

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He was 29-7-2 in his three years as TCU's quarterback. In those days, freshmen could not play varsity football. The highlight of his career was a 12-1 season in 1935. TCU earned a share of the National Championship that year when they beat LSU 3-2 in the Sugar Bowl and rival SMU -- the Frogs only loss in what was dubbed the "Game of the Century" -- lost in the Rose Bowl. Baugh was also a runner-up for the Heisman that season, when he passed for a then unheard of 1,241 yards and 18 touchdowns. The following year, he led the Frogs to a victory over Marquette in the first-ever Cotton Bowl and was the game's MVP. 

As a pro, Baugh revolutionized the passing game and was a two-time NFL champ en route to picking up countless personal awards. He was a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. His jersey number "33" is retired by the Washington Redskins, as is his jersey number "45" by TCU.  

3. Colt McCoy, Texas (2006-09): A National Championship is a tough act to follow for any quarterback, much less a red-shirt freshman, especially if that Championship team was captained by one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football history. But Colt McCoy took the challenge head on and exceeded expectations, leading the Longhorns to continued success on the national stage and setting records along the way. Despite some injury struggles, McCoy set the UT record for wins with 45. He was a two-time All-American and was the MVP in all three of his Bowl wins, including a 24-21 Fiesta Bowl victory over Ohio State. Like so many on this list, his senior year was arguably his best as he led the Horns to a 12-0 regular season before he had to leave the BCS National Championship game  with an injury. Texas lost that game to Alabama, 37-21. 

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