Texas QB McCoy helps save neighbor in emergency

GRAHAM, Texas -- Say this for Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, who's trying to win the starting job this fall: He apparently reacts quickly.

McCoy helped saved a neighbor's life by swimming about 300 yards across a lake and flagging down emergency crews while Ken Herrington had a seizure on his backyard dock, wife Patina Herrington said.

Colt's father, Brad McCoy, said it was late Memorial Day when his
wife heard Patina Herrington yelling for help across the lake. Brad
and Colt swam to the other side before Colt raced up a steep, rocky
incline to signal for help.

"It was just a true hero story of how everybody came together and saved a life," Patina Herrington said.

Ken Herrington, who has undergone three brain surgeries, stayed in a Fort Worth hospital for a week before returning home Sunday.

Patina Herrington said she'll now root for McCoy, 19, to replace Vince Young as Texas' starting quarterback. McCoy, a redshirt freshman, is battling for the job with freshman Jevan Snead.