As we approach the Davey O’Brien award ceremony on February 15th in Fort Worth, let us think about the legacy that was handed down to Colt McCoy.
Legacy is defined as what is handed down from the past. The legacy and legend that is Vince Young will forever be the heaviest burden that any first year quarterback could have ever faced. Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and National Championship are awards that will forever seal VY’s legacy for all Texas fans. What you do with that legacy in this case is what is truly remarkable. Colt McCoy added another record by becoming the winningest quarterback in history with 45 wins.
Here is a list of accomplishments Colt put up in just his senior year:
Colt has handled the legacy of quarterbacking the University of Texas as well as anyone. The legend will now grow after what happened on the field at the National Championship game in Pasadena. At the Rose Bowl, many of us feel robbed, on the 5th offensive play, of a historic finish with the injury that took Colt out of the game. I believe the legend will continue to grow as many UT football fans feel that the story was unfinished. Even some suggest that the outcome of the game should have been in doubt if Colt would have played since the Horns were only down 3 points with less than 4 minutes left in the game with a freshman quarterback. It’s amazing how one game will keep Colt from becoming arguably the greatest UT player of all time.
Here is a list of those players who have had their jersey number retired:
What do you think should happen with Colt McCoy’s jersey? Answer in the comments and the poll below:
Should Texas retire Colt McCoy's jersey?
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