July 27, 2007

Texas receivers are doing their part

Walk into any bookstore in the Austin area and begin perusing the sports magazines, particularly the college football previews, and you'll see a common theme. Just about every single cover features a rather large photo of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, and with good reason.

The small-town sensation rewrote a good chunk of the Texas record book and he tied the NCAA freshman record with 29 touchdown passes in 2006. Heading into this season, McCoy is on just about every preseason awards list, including the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given to the country's top player.

Plain and simple, McCoy took the college football world by storm with a remarkable and at times unbelievable freshman season, and all eyes are on the superstar sophomore as the 2007 campaign draws near.

One of the more modest players in all of college football, McCoy is quick to downplay the hype that is being placed on his shoulders, and he's also quick to point out that he has had plenty of help along the way. As a freshman, he surpassed even the wildest dreams of the Longhorn fan base, but McCoy realizes that he had a group of incredibly talented athletes around him that made his job much easier. This year, with the same set of pass catchers returning, the sophomore from West Texas is expecting bigger and better things.

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