3. Kevin Murray (1983, 1985-1986)
Kevin Murray had an impressive career at Texas A&M, going 26-10-1 and leading the Aggies to consecutive Southwest Conference titles and consecutive Cotton Bowl appearances in the 1985 and 1986 seasons. That made him the first Aggie quarterback to lead the team to consecutive conference victories.
Fans remember him most for the incredible victory over Bo Jackson and the No. 16 Auburn Tigers in the 1987 Cotton Bowl (see the 2:54 mark for Dave South’s call below). The sophomore Murray dazzled in the game, throwing for a Cotton Bowl record 292 yards.
Murray was a much bigger threat with his arm than his feet, particularly after a season-ending ankle injury in the third game of 1984. Murray led the SWC in just about every measurable passing stat at during his career, and was Top 10 in the NCAA for passing touchdowns (17) and touchdowns responsible for (17) in 1986. His 60.7 completion percentage, 2,463 pass yards, and 17 touchdown passes were all tops in the SWC in 1986.
The only SWC title he did not hold in his time at A&M was for total yards, though he came in second twice and third once. He ranks 5th in Aggie quarterback history in passing yards and completion percentage with 6,506 yards and a 57.7 passer rating, and his 48 touchdown passes have only been bested by Jerrod Johnson and Johnny Manziel.