2014 Rare Disease Champion Finalist
2014 Rare Disease Champion Finalist

Case McCoy

University: University of Texas

Vitals: 6-2, 200-pound senior quarterback

Rare Disease Connection: As a 5-year-old was diagnosed with scleroderma, a disease that involves hardening of skin and tightening of connective tissues. In 2004 after nearly five years of shots, pills and trips to Dallas for treatments, McCoy was told his rare disease was no longer active.

Quick Hits: A part-time starter for two seasons, McCoy took over as the starting QB for the Longhorns for the final 10 games in 2013. Threw for nearly 2,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, including 190 yards and two touchdowns in signature win over Oklahoma in Red River Classic… Younger brother of former Texas and current San Francisco Forty-Niners QB Colt McCoy… Spent 10 weeks last summer on a missions trip to Peru installing water purification systems.

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