After the Cleveland Browns drafted McCoy in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the historic franchise stated that they were “finally able to grab their quarterback of the future.” During his rookie campaign, Colt started 8 games for the Browns and his success on the field opened the door for a very successful future in Cleveland. McCoy’s major highlight of his freshman year came in only his second start in the NFL. On October 24th, 2010, the rookie quarterback was able to lead the Browns to a 30-17 upset over the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. When the season was all said and done, Colt accumulated 1,576 Passing Yards and 7 total touchdowns. Colt was named the Browns starting quarterback at the beginning of the 2011 season, and threw for 14 touchdowns throughout the season.
Considered a “once in a lifetime college quarterback” by NFL.com, McCoy’s name can be found all over the NCAA record books after 4 successful seasons at national power Texas. Colt won 45 games as a starting quarterback at Texas, more than any quarterback in NCAA Division 1 history. After his outstanding senior season in which he led his team to the BCS National Championship game, McCoy was awarded 13 of the 15 major college player awards including the Davey O’Brien, Maxwell, Walter Camp, and AT&T ESPN All-America Player of the Year Awards. In addition, Colt McCoy was twice selected as a Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing 2ndin 2008 and 3rdin 2009. His #12 is also retired by the Texas Longhorns.
McCoy also starred as a prep athlete at Jim Ned H.S. in Tuscola, TX, where he was twice named first-team all state as a Quarterback, once as point guard, and qualified for regionalsthree times in track.
Many say that Colt’s success in life comes due to his leadership and personality. Off of the field, McCoy is extremely involved in the community through mission trips, including a trip to Peru and multiple hospital visits to Austin’s Children’s Hospital.
•2008 & 2009 Sporting News College Athlete of the Year
•2008 & 2009 1stTeam All-American
•2008 & 2009 Walter Camp Award
•2008 & 2009 Big XII Offensive Player of the Year
•2009 AT&T ESPN Player of the Year
•2009 Davey O’Brien Award & Johnny UnitasGolden Arm Award