Colt McCoy and Tony Brackens inducted into Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

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Two former Longhorns will have their names officially cemented in the history books, as quarterback Colt McCoy and defensive end Tony Brackens were both given the nod by the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.

There were nine inductees into the illustrious hall of fame for the 2022 class, and as explained by Dave Campbell, it is broken down by the player’s respective decade.

Both McCoy (2000’s) and Brackens (1990’s) had amazing football careers that saw them star at Texas and both get chances to play in the NFL.

Brackens (Fairfield High School) was a longhorn from 1992-1995, the former menace at defensive end was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American while also being selected to the first-team All-Southwest Conference team. When his career as a Longhorn wrapped up, he finished eighth on the all-time list with 24 sacks.

He then parlayed his successful college career into a very impressive NFL stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars, in which he was selected in the second round. Brackens finished his professional career with nearly 300 tackles, 55 sacks, and 28 forced fumbles.

McCoy (Tuscola Jim Ned High School) is not only the last elite quarterback Texas has had, but was apart of the teams and era that Longhorns fans so badly went to get “back” to as he led the Longhorns to their last championship appearance.

He finished his career as the second all-time winningest quarterback of all-time, while also breaking countless records as a Longhorn. He finished his career as a two time All-American, Heisman Finalist, and the MVP of three bowl games. McCoy accumulated over 13,000 passing yards, 112 touchdowns, while completing 70% of his passes.

McCoy was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. His NFL career has consisted of him being somewhat of a journeyman, and very solid backup quarterback for teams like the New York Giants, Washington, and currently the Arizona Cardinals.

He has over 7,000 passing yards while also throwing for 32 touchdowns.

Both McCoy and Brackens went down as Longhorn legends, and their latest achievement recognizes them for the success throughout their careers.

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