Colt McCoy is a former professional quarterback. McCoy was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has served as an elite NFL backup for many years.
McCoy was the starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns from 2006 to 2009 and won the 2008 Walter Camp Award. That same year, McCoy was the 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up and was a 2009 Heisman finalist. As of 2021, McCoy is second to Boise State's Kellen Moore in games won by an NCAA Division I quarterback. He won several awards for his senior season, including offensive player of the year. In his final season, McCoy led the Texas Longhorns to a perfect 12–0 regular season record, as well as the Big 12 Championship over the Nebraska. While becoming the most victorious quarterback in NCAA history with 45 career wins, McCoy was again the focal point of the Longhorn offense that scored 550 points in 2009, ranked third in UT All-Time season scoring.
While in Austin, Texas, he was active in the University of Texas community service program, including visits to the Austin's Children's Hospital and volunteering at the Children's Miracle Network telethon. McCoy is a member of the Churches of Christ and attended Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin.