Colt McCoy is a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. McCoy played college football at Texas for the Texas Longhorns, where he was recognized with a number of accolades and awards as a senior in the year 2009.
McCoy is currently second all-time, behind only Kellen Moore of Boise State University, in the number of games won by a quarterback in NCAA Division I FBS competition.
In the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected him to join their team. McCoy has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants, mostly in the role of backup quarterback for each of those teams.
McCoy is the oldest child of Steven Brad McCoy and Debra Kay (Woodruff) McCoy. He went to high school in the little town of Tuscola, Texas, which had a total population of 714, and his father was his football coach there.
As a high school athlete, he was named to the first team of All-State and was a two-time recipient of the Associated Press 2A Offensive MVP award.
How Good Is Colt McCoy?
Colt McCoy is one of the 35 quarterbacks who was included on the 2007 Manning Award watch list. Additionally, on August 21, 2007, McCoy was added to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List.
McCoy led the fourth-ranked Longhorns to a season-opening 21-13 victory over the unranked Arkansas State Red Wolves behind strong play on offense and defense. McCoy had a passing touchdown to interception ratio of 2 for 6.
Additionally, he executed two quick-kick punts while the Longhorns lined up as if they were trying to convert on a fourth-down play.
His field goal average was thirty yards, and all of his extra points were kicked within the twenty-yard line. In the second game, McCoy led the Longhorns to a 34-13 victory over 19th-ranked TCU.
Colt McCoy Records And Awards
- Alamo Bowl – Consecutive pass completions (11)
- Fiesta Bowl – Plays, game (66)
- Fiesta Bowl & BCS Bowl – Attempts, game (59)
- Fiesta Bowl & BCS Bowl – Completions, game (41)
- UT – Victories by a freshman (10)
- UT – Passing Yards by a freshman, season (2,570)
- UT – Passing Yards, Season (3,859) (November 27, 2008 vs. Texas A&M, surpassed Major Applewhite)
- UT – Passing Yards, Career (13,253)
- UT – Offensive Yards, Season (4,420)
- UT – Offensive Yards, Career (14,824)
- UT – Touchdown Passes by a freshman, game (6)
- UT – Touchdown Passes by a freshman, season (29)
- UT – Touchdown Passes, Game (6) (October 14, 2006 versus Baylor)
- UT – Touchdown Passes, Season (34) (Broke own record of 29 on November 15, 2008, vs. the Kansas Jayhawks)
- UT – Touchdown Passes, Career (112) (Broke record on September 20, 2008, versus Rice)
- UT – Total Touchdowns, Season (45)
Maxwell Award (2009)
Davey O’Brien Award (2009)
Manning Award (2009)
Chic Harley Award (2009)
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2009)
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (2009)
2× Walter Camp Award (2008, 2009)
Archie Griffin Award (2008)
Sporting News College Athlete of the Year (2009)
2× First-team All-American (2008, 2009)
Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP (2009)
Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP (2007)
Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP (2006)
Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2006)
Texas Longhorns No. 12 retired