Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy

Quick Facts on Colt McCoy

  • Born in Hobbs, N.M., in 1986.
  • Is coached by his father, Brad, at Jim Ned High School in Tuscola, Texas; posts a 34-2 record as a starter; becomes a three-year letterman at quarterback; also letters in basketball and track.
  • In 2006 swims 300 yards across a lake to help save the life of a man having a seizure.
  • Becomes UT starting quarterback during his red-shirt freshman year in 2006.
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf.
  • Rooms with wide receiver Jordan Shipley, whose father, Bob, roomed with Brad McCoy during their days at Abilene Christian University.
  • Is one of UT’s most active community service participants; volunteer work includes traveling to Peru to do missionary work, visiting patients at the Dell Children's Medical Center, volunteering as a phone operator at the Children's Miracle Network telethon, volunteering as a mentor at local elementary and middle schools, and serving as a featured speaker representing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • Is runner-up for the Heisman Award in 2008.
  • Bowl wins include Alamo Bowl in 2006, Holiday Bowl in 2007, and Fiesta Bowl in 2008.
  • Becomes the only quarterback in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to notch 10 or more victories in all four seasons.
  • Becomes the winningest quarterback in college football history on Nov. 21, 2009; the 51-20 victory over Kansas was McCoy’s 43rd career win as a starter.
  • Set to graduate in December 2009 with a degree in sport management.