Texas Football: Top 15 all-time Longhorns quarterbacks

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Of all the great quarterbacks to ever play for the Texas Longhorns, these 15 are the best to have ever stepped foot in DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.

Since its initial season in 1893, the Texas Longhorns football program has seen some star quarterbacks come through its hallowed halls. From Bobby Layne to Vince Young, there have been too many great Texas football gunslingers to count on both hands.

That’s why, today, we’re taking a look at the top 15 gunslingers to ever don the burnt orange.

If you’re reading this, you probably already know some of the big names. However, unless you’re a diehard Longhorn fan or were born almost 80 years ago, you may not be aware of the some of the lesser-known names who earned their place in school history. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled this list to ensure you’re in the know.

With that in mind, I went ahead and looked back at every starting quarterback to ever suit up for Texas. From that group of men, I whittled it down to the 15 best to ever take a snap for the Longhorns. It was a slow, steady process, but I believe the end result was worth the journey.

So let’s get down to it — here are the 15 quarterbacks I believe are the best to have taken the field at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. You will definitely see some familiar names, with a few lesser-known signal callers that are sure to stump the younger readers.