McCoy named to Big 12 Good Works Team
Texas sophomore QB Colt McCoy was one of 12 student-athletes named to the Big 12 Conference Fall Sports Good Works Team, the conference office has announced. Each member institution selected a student-athlete for recognition based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in a Big 12-sponsored sport.
After one of the most productive seasons by a QB in UT history in 2006, McCoy has gone 197-of-303 (65.0%) for 2,350 yards (No. 10 on UT's single-season list) and 15 TDs (13 INTs) for a passer rating of 137.9 (27th NCAA) in 2007. He is also the team's second-leading rusher with 227 yards, including three straight games of at least 40 yards rushing, and has amassed 2,577 total yards on the season (20th NCAA/No. 9 on UT's single-season list). He has passed for at least 200 yards eight times this season and has posted at least 300 yards of total offense four times.
For his career, McCoy has completed 414-of-621 passes (66.7%) for 4,920 yards and 44 TDs against 20 INTs for a passer rating of 150.2, while going 17-5 as Texas' starting quarterback. His 4,920 passing yards are already sixth best on school record and his 44 TD passes are tied for fourth all-time.
Off the field, McCoy was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2006 and is a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll. He currently maintains a 3.4 GPA as a sports management major. McCoy is also very active in the community and frequently serves as a featured speaker representing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition, he is one of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
For the second year, the Big 12 will announce a 12-person Good Works Team for the fall (cross country, football, soccer, volleyball), winter (basketball, gymnastics, swimming & diving, wrestling) and spring (baseball, golf, softball, tennis, track & field).