McCoy named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist
Oct. 8, 2009
Senior QB Colt McCoy has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors football student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.
McCoy’s 36-7 career record as a starter ranks first on UT’s all-time victories and is six victories shy of tying Georgia’s David Greene for the all-time NCAA wins record (42). McCoy already holds 44 school records including 14 career, 12 single-season, five single-game, six freshman and seven miscellaneous marks. During his 43-game career, McCoy has completed 928-of-1,320 passes (70.3%) for 10,877 yards and 94 TDs against 38 INTs for a passer rating of 157.3. McCoy’s 928 completions, 1,320 attempts, 70.3 completion percentage, 10,877 yards, 94 TDs and 157.3 passer rating rank first on UT’s all-time lists and he is the first Longhorn to pass for more than 10,000 yards. Overall, McCoy is UT’s all-time leader in total offense and ranks 13th on the NCAA all-time list, having produced 12,161 yards (10,877p/1,284r).
In the first four games this season, McCoy has gone 103-of-145 (71.0%) for 1,145 yards and nine TDs for a 151.0 passer rating, while rushing for another 61 yards and a TD. He is averaging 301.5 total yards per game, which ranks 11th nationally, and leads the nation's top-ranked scoring offense (49.5 ppg).
In 2008, McCoy was a consensus first-team All-American and named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year, Chevrolet NCAA Offensive Player of the Year, Archie Griffin Award winner (Touchdown Club of Columbus) and Sporting News Co-Player of the Year. He and went 332-of-433 (76.7%) for 3,859 yards and 34 TDs, with eight INTs, for a passer rating of 173.8, which ranked third nationally. His 76.7 completion percentage set the NCAA single-season record. He posted a UT-record 4,420 yards of total offense and averaged 7.8 yards per play and 340.0 total yards per game, which ranked fifth nationally.