Texas Football: A look at the six retired jersey numbers

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If you’re blessed to have your jersey number retired, it’s an honor that immortalizes a player in the record books of their team or school.

It’s something that only legends of a program are able to achieve. Oftentimes, great players are even left out. It has to be an indescribable feeling to know that the number can longer be worn by anyone else that follows in your footsteps. For example, in Major League Baseball, the No. 42 is retired to honor Jackie Robinson.

The Longhorns have retired a total of six numbers in their football programs history. There have been other great players that have graced the Forty Acres, but did not have the impact that these six had.

Let’s take a look at who the Texas football program has immortalized:

Tommy Nobis: #60

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  • Linebacker/Guard

  • Jersey retired: Sept. 13, 2008

Bobby Layne: #22

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  • Quarterback

  • Jersey retired: Sept. 13, 2008

Ricky Williams: #34

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  • Running back

  • Jersey retired: Sept. 30, 2000

Earl Campbell: #20

  • Running back

  • Jersey retired: Nov. 24, 1979

Vince Young: #10

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  • Quarterback

  • Jersey retired: August 30, 2008

Colt McCoy: #12

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  • Quarterback

  • Jersey retired: Oct. 30, 2010

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