Former Longhorns QB heads to reality TV

You guys watch Bravo, right?


Well, if Real Housewives In a City Near You, Project Runway or Top Chef aren't your taste, there's finally a show for Big 12 football fans.

Most Eligible Dallas debuts on August 15, and among the participants? A certain former Texas quarterback.

No, Rachel McCoy's recent comments haven't caused a shakeup for that quarterback, but former Longhorn Matt Nordgren will be part of the cast.

Here's the pitch from Bravo's site:

They’re young, they’re hot, they’re single –- they’re Dallas’ Most Eligible. From beauty queens to pro-football players, this group of Texas socialites proves that everything’s bigger in Texas –- including the drama. Some are looking for true love while others have perfected the art of the one-night stand, and somehow their love lives have all crossed paths at one time or another. Dallas serves as the sexy backdrop for this jaw-dropping series that follows a group of successful friends living it up in the lone star state.

I have no idea why yours truly missed the cut. I'm sure you're clamoring for the ins and outs of the life of a 5-foot-8 blogger living it up on the 'net.

Instead, they've gone with the 6-foot-5, 28-year-old Nordgren, a Dallas native who attended Catholic prep school in the city. As a Longhorn, he completed 8-of-14 passes in 16 appearances for 60 yards and an interception.

Here's his bio on the Bravo site:

Matt is an all-American, blue-eyed Texan charmer. Formerly a quarterback at the University of Texas, Matt signed to play football professionally, until an injury shifted his path. Today, the ambitious 28-year old is partner in the family energy business, Nordco Inc., and is the founder of Nordco Consulting. Matt also devotes his time to various charities, primarily his own -- The Leadership Foundation and Gala -- which helps underprivileged children develop character and strength through sports and educational programs.

When it comes to the ladies, Matt definitely plays the field, but isn't a player. He works hard to always be honest and up-front with his intentions. Though often seen with a different girl on his arm, Matt is intrigued by the possibilities of an old fling, Neill Sklyer, who moves back to the city. His best friend, Courtney Kerr, calls herself Matt's "gatekeeper" and definitely voices her disapproval of the women Matt surrounds himself with. Their relationship is very close, calling into questions if there is more than meets the eye; but both Matt and Courtney deny it, claiming that they are "just friends."

Oh my.

Sounds like someone's chasing love, when in fact ... it was right there in front of them all along.

I can't be the only person who thinks his segments on this show will be equal entertainment for Longhorn lovers and haters alike.