Along the way, there have been so many great players that a list of this sort really makes for some extremely difficult decisions. In some cases, major award winners and multiple two-time All-Americans have been left out.
First Team All-Time Texas Offense
Quarterback: Vince Young
As a junior in 2005, Young led the Longhorns to an undefeated season (13-0) that ended with the Longhorns' fourth national championship. Young finished second in the Heisman voting that year, was voted as the 10th best player in college football history by ESPN, and had his number retired by the University in 2008.
Running Backs: Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams
Campbell and Williams are the only Heisman trophy winners in the history of the Texas Longhorns. They are the #3 and #1 on the all-time rushing lists at Texas.
Wide Receivers: Roy Williams and Hub Bechtol
Roy Williams holds every major receiving record in Longhorn history and Bechtol is one of only two three-time All-Americans in Longhorn history. Bechtol was also a consensus All-American in two of those years.
Tight End: David Thomas
Thomas is Texas' all-time leader in career receptions (98), career yards (1,367), and career touchdowns (15) and single season receptions (50) by a tight end, but he never earned even an Honorable Mention All-American nod. Perhaps the 2006 Rose Bowl was his greatest game when he posted 10 catches for 88 yards to help win the national championship.
Offensive Line: Jerry Sisemore, Bud McFadin, Bobby Wuensch, Dan Neil, Bob Simmons
These linemen were all two-time All-Americans and each were at least once a Consensus All-American.
Second Team All-Time Texas Offense
QB: Bobby Layne
RB: Chris Gilbert and Roosevelt Leaks
WR: Cotton Spyrer and Lam Jones
TE: Pat Fitzgerald
OL: Justin Blaylock, Doug Dawson, Harley Sewell, Bob McKay, Mike Baab
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