Texas A&M Football: Top 10 quarterbacks in Aggie History

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7. Edd Hargett (1966-1968)

Edd Hargett is another name that many people probably do not remember. He’s another player that is featured all over the SWC record books. In four seasons as a starter Hargett was top ten in nearly every passing category every season, topping the leaderboard in passing touchdowns and passing efficiency rating in 1967. His 124.7 rating in 1967 was 4th in the NCAA that season, and his 2,321 passing yards were second best in the SWC and sixth in the NCAA.

Hargett led the Aggies to one bowl appearance in his three seasons, a Cotton Bowl appearance in 1967 against No. 8 Alabama. The game pitted two Aggie greats against each other – Texas A&M coach Gene Stallings faced off against his college coach and coaching legend Paul “Bear” Bryant. Texas A&M entered the game as SWC Champions, and came away Cotton Bowl champions as well, defeating the mighty Crimson Tide 20-16.

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Hargett ranks eighth in Aggie record books for total yards with 5,379. That puts him ahead of greats such as Gary Kubiak, Randy McCown, and Bucky Richardson. He ranks seventh in Texas A&M quarterback history in passing touchdowns with 41. He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.