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Robert McKay

Offensive Tackle

Robert Charles McKay

Inducted 2017

Date of Birth



Seminole, TX


University of Texas (1967-1969)


A stalwart on the offensive line of one of the best teams in Texas history, Bob McKay led the Longhorns to a national championship in 1969. A consensus First Team All-America in 1969, the 6-foot-5 McKay guided Texas to a perfect 11-0 season and the national title after defeating Notre Dame in the 1970 Cotton Bowl. He also helped the team to a No. 3 final ranking nationally in 1968 following a win over Tennessee in the 1969 Cotton Bowl. The 1969 All-Southwest Conference selection led the Longhorns to two conference championships. Behind McKay and the rest of the offensive line, the 1969 squad outscored opponents 435-119 while leading the FBS in rushing offense (363 yards per game) and scoring offense (33.8 points per game). With McKay in the starting lineup, Texas held an impressive 20-1-1 record and twice finished in the top three of the AP rankings. After his senior campaign, he played in the Coaches All-America Game and the Hula Bowl. During his standout career in Austin, McKay played for College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal and alongside Hall of Fame halfback Chris Gilbert. McKay was drafted 21st overall by the Cleveland Browns in 1970 and spent nine seasons in the NFL with the Browns and New England Patriots. He would lead each franchise to two playoff appearances during his career. Following his football career, McKay worked commercial sales and is involved with the NFL Children’s Benefit and CASH of Austin. He was inducted into the Texas Men’s Athletics Hall of Honor in 1990.


Height 6'6"

Weight 245

Career Highlights

  • 1969 All-Conference
  • 1969 Consensus All-America
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