June 13, 2024

Former Texas Standout QB Mike Cotten Dies at 84

Former Texas standout Mike Cotten passed away on Saturday after a brief illness, the university announced on Sunday. He was 84. Cotten had a record of 17-4-1 as the starting quarterback from 1959 to 1961 and also played defensive back during his career with the Longhorns.

Texas Longhorns Legend Mike Cotten Passes Away at 84

In 1961, he led Texas to a 10-1 record and a No. 3 final ranking. The Longhorns qualified for the Cotton Bowl that year and defeated Ole Miss 12-7, with Cotten being named the game’s most outstanding player. He was inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor in 1981.

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