Oh, Brother: College Football’s Notable Next Of Kin
By Tracy Wholf
Yardbarker – Lost Letterman
With Case McCoy making a strong case for the Texas starting quarterback job at UT’s spring game, we look at eight high-profile younger brothers of former college football stars and their future prospects. – Tracy Wholf
Famous Sibling: Colt McCoy, Texas QB (2005-09)
Skinny: After going 5-7 in the 2010 college football season, seeing the name “McCoy” painted on the back of a spring jersey almost seemed like a tasteless April Fool’s prank for Texas fans, but it was no joke. Former Longhorn phenom Colt McCoy wasn’t suited up to play, rather his younger brother Case took the field, throwing for 124 yards and one touchdown in the spring game. Garrett Gilbert should be worried, especially after his showing of 76 yards and an interception. If Case keeps up his strong quarterback campaign, he could build a McCoy legacy at Texas.
Famous Sibling: Jordan Shipley, Texas WR (2006-09)
Skinny: Jaxon made his motives clear when he committed to Texas a full year earlier than the deadline for the 2011 recruiting class. Naturally, he’s also best friends with Case McCoy. It’s hard to say how he’ll compare to his big brother, but Rivals.com ranked Jaxon as the ninth-best receiver in the country and the overall 62nd best recruit. Jaxon knows he’ll be compared to his older brother and he doesn’t mind. Said Jaxon in January: “Who doesn’t want to be like [Jordan] as a receiver? I’ve got high goals, and I’m going to chase those goals and chase those dreams. I’m really striving to break his records at Texas. I don’t know if that will happen, but it’s just good vision for me and something I can go by, something I can dangle in front of my face and try to go after.”