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Five Things You Need To Know About...Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy has a name fit for a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6'2", Weight: 215 lbs

College: Texas

RG3 is injured. Kirk Cousins is a turnover machine. Who can we turn to? It's Colt McCoy. With a name right out of an old western, Colt McCoy has ridden into town and surpassed all expectations (at least mine). After rising up from the ashes of a career in Cleveland, here are five things you need to know about Colt McCoy.

#1. Colt is an author. He co-wrote a book called The Real Win with Matt Carter. He also wrote an autobiography with his father, Brad McCoy, called Growing Up Colt; A Father, A Son, A Life In Football.

#2. At Jim Ned High School in Tuscola, TX, Colt was named the first team All-State quarterback on two occasions. He was also named a first team All-State point guard in basketball. As if that wasn't enough, he qualified for track regionals three times. He was also a punter, but apparently earned no accolades at THAT position.

#3. Until his junior year in high school, Colt had a six Dr. Pepper a day habit. He has been clean ever since.

#4. Colt's favorite target at Texas was WR Jordan Shipley.  Colt's father was roommates in college with Jordan's father.

#5. Colt was a member of the National Honor Society for three years at Jim Ned High School.

Colt has been the most successful quarterback for the Redskins of all...season. After all, he is the third starter the team has had. However, his future is still up in the air. Jay Gruden told the Washington Post, "Colt did a great job, obviously, leading us to victory against Dallas, but it's still going to be predicated on when the doctors say [Robert]'s 100 percent, when Robert feels like he's 100 percent and when I feel like he's ready to take the game-time reps." So Colt's next challenge is NOT to be the starter, but to be Griffin's #1 backup.

This is MY personal favorite moment in the Redskins phase of Colt's career: