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May 26, 2024 5:34 pm

Former Texas standout QB Mike Cotten dies at 84

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Former Texas standout Mike Cotten died Saturday after a brief illness, the university announced Sunday. He was 84.

Cotten went 17-4-1 as the starting quarterback between 1959-61 and also played defensive back during his Longhorns’ career.

Cotten guided Texas to a 10-1 record and No. 3 final ranking in 1961. The Longhorns qualified for the Cotton Bowl and beat Ole Miss 12-7 with Cotten named the game’s most outstanding player.

Cotten was inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor in 1981.

–Field Level Media

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