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  09/06/21 - Bijan RobinsonSo/2024, Texas, 6-0, 214 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  SEPT 6 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bijan Robinson, Texas, RB, So.,...Robinson totaled 176 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. He compiled 103 yards on the ground with a touchdown on 20 carries (5.2 ypc), along with four receptions for 73 yards (18.3 ypr) and a touchdown in a 38-18 win over No. 23 Louisiana. It marked the third consecutive game in which the sophomore RB has scored multiple touchdowns, and the second-straight game in which he has had a rushing and receiving score. Over his last three games, Robinson has accumulated over 500 yards rushing, and has surpassed 100 yards in four of the last five. He was also named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week. - Big 12 Football

(DS#2 RB) So/2024 RB Bijan RobinsonTexas
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  09/05/21 - Bijan RobinsonSo/2024, Texas, 6-0, 214 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  SEPT 5 WALTER CAMP FOOTBALL NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BIJAN ROBINSON, TEXAS, Sophomore, Running Back, Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Catholic,...Bijan Robinson rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown and added 73 receiving yards and one more touchdown as 21st-ranked Texas opened up the 2021 season with a 38-18 victory over 23rd-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette. Robinson scored on a seven-yard run and had an 18-yard scoring reception to lead the Longhorns. Notes: Bijan Robinson is the 11th Longhorn to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004. Linebacker Joseph Ossai (Nov. 1) and quarterback Sam Ehlinger (Sept. 13) both earn recognition during the 2020 season. - Walter Camp Football Foundation

(DS#2 RB) So/2024 RB Bijan RobinsonTexas
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  09/04/21 - Bijan RobinsonSo/2024, Texas, 6-0, 214 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  The Steve Sarkisian era is off to a good start at Texas behind a new quarterback and a running back finally getting his chance to carry the load for the Longhorns. Bijan Robinson scored twice and Hudson Card threw two touchdown passes in his first career start, leading No. 21 Texas to a 38-18 victory over No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday in Sarkisian's Longhorns coaching debut . "I love it man, there's nothing like winning," said Sarkisian, a former head coach at Washington and Southern California who was Alabama's offensive coordinator last season when the Crimson Tide won the national championship. Texas hired him to replace Tom Herman, who was fired after four winning seasons and four bowl wins but no Big 12 championships.

Robinson, who has garnered early attention as a potential all-American this season, scored Texas' first touchdown on a pass from Card in the first quarter, then punched in another on a 7-yard run on the first possession of the third that put Texas ahead 21-6. Robinson finished with 176 total yards rushing and receiving in the kind of all-around game Sarkisian had promised to use. He touched the ball 24 times Saturday, more than double his game average last season. "Sark said to prepare for anything. I feel good," said Robinson, who also met former Texas Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams before the game. "He (Williams) just said, 'Go ball out and represent for the guys who have been here before you,'" Robinson said. - Texas/AP College Football


(DS#2 RB) So/2024 RB Bijan RobinsonTexas
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  09/01/21 - Hudson CardrFr/2025, Texas, 6-2, 200 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  As was reported over the weekend, redshirt freshman Hudson Card was announced as the starter for Satuday's season opener. Junior Casey Thompson will play. And then the Horns will look at what both did in the game. Why Card? "Hudson's a very talented young man, he's got a great work ethic and he really tries to operate the way we want to operate in," Sarkisian said. "Just as I told Hudson and Casey, it's really not a knock on Casey. ... It was a tough call, but I think in general, you try to make the best decision for the program at that time. "Again, Casey's going to play in this game. We'll reevaluate after one game. Neither guy's ever started a game in their career, so we'll look at it after one week." Sarkisian isn't too dynamic up there on the podium. But that's OK. As long as what he's saying up there is honest and insightful, a truthful quote is better than a great headline.

Example: Sark, who has plenty of experience molding, coaching and calling plays for successful quarterbacks, explained the thinking behind his decision. "The quarterback position is the most important position in sports - I always say that and I believe that. But also, it's one position of 22 starters on our team on offense and defense," he said. "Everybody has a role in our organization, and ultimately on game day, you have a responsibility to do your job, and the quarterback is no different. And what we ask of him to do ultimately is going to be things that we believe are putting him in the best position to have success, whoever that guy is on the field, and then they've got a responsibility to do their job. And generally speaking, the one that does his job the most consistently gives us the best chance to have success. I think both guys understand that." - Austin American Statesman


(DS#11 QB) rFr/2025 QB Hudson CardTexas
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  08/29/21 - Hudson CardrFr/2025, Texas, 6-2, 200 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  The decision appears to be in. Texas coach Steve Sarkisian will name Hudson Card as the starting quarterback for the season opener against No. 23 Louisiana on Sept. 4. Horns247 first reported the decision on Saturday. A UT spokesman could not confirm, and Sarkisian could not be reached. Sarkisian is rolling the dice, to be sure. It will be the redshirt freshman's first start and Card's first real game experience. Card would be replacing four-year starter Sam Ehlinger, who threw for 11,436 yards and 94 touchdowns. Ehlinger is now battling for the backup job with the Indianapolis Colts.

So what does this decision mean for junior Casey Thompson? It was thought the veteran who threw four touchdown passes in last season's Alamo Bowl would win the starting job. Thompson carried himself like the starter throughout the offseason, holding extra film sessions with receivers as they learned a new offense. Thompson has completed 20 of 29 passes for 309 yards and six touchdowns in seven career games with the Longhorns. Typically, if a veteran quarterback can't beat out a younger player, coaches lean toward the younger player. Sarkisian has stressed throughout August that both players have performed well, both going through various ups and downs. - Austin American Statesman


(DS#11 QB) rFr/2025 QB Hudson CardTexas
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  08/22/21 - Derek KerstetterrSr/2022, Texas, 6-4, 310 (DS#5 C) + More +

  Derek Kerstetter could have left and thrown his hat into the NFL draft ring earlier this year, but there was work that needed to be done. Besides, he had zero interest in leaving college with a final image of him being carted off the field. So Texas' senior center is back for a fifth season after a gruesome ankle injury at Kansas State cut his 2020 season short in Week 9. Eight months of resolve-testing rehabilitation have fueled Kerstetter's desire to finish out his college career, and he's eager to lead this offensive line into the latest new era of Longhorns football.

Tough people overcome, and Kerstetter, a hard-nosed sort who doesn't back down from a fight, didn't take long to make the obvious decision, even if he will be playing in front of an inexperienced quarterback for his final year. "They've been hectic," Kerstetter said of the weeks of recovery followed by the months of rehab. "It's been just a pleasure to be able to come out here to be with my teammates again. What I went through was a blessing because it taught me so many different things, but it was also one of the hardest things I've ever faced in my life." - Austin American Statesman


(DS#5 C) rSr/2022 C Derek KerstetterTexas
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  08/06/21 - Ben DavisrSr/2022, Texas, 6-3, 246 (DS#46 OLB) + More +

  The Longhorns have added that big-game experience in the form of three transfer linebackers. Alabama's Ben Davis won two national championships with the Crimson Tide. Ray Thornton earned a championship ring at LSU. Ovie Oghoufo played on last year's Notre Dame team that made the College Football Playoff semifinals. "They come from places that have won championships," Coburn, in his fourth season, said of the newcomers. "All they did was bring that and brought it to Texas and showed us ways of how to be a champion."

After Steve Sarkisian's hire in January, Texas added only four high school prospects to its 2021 recruiting class on national signing day in February. He instead used the transfer portal to solidify the depth chart. Thornton transferred in January. Later that month, Oghoufo announced that he'd join the Longhorns as a grad transfer. Davis transferred in April. None of the three were stars at their previous schools. Thornton recorded five tackles last season. Davis totaled three. Oghoufo had 22 tackles and 2.5 sacks over his last two years with the Fighting Irish. - Austin American Statesman


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  07/23/21 - Bijan RobinsonSo/2024, Texas, 6-0, 214 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  Bijan Robinson is expected to be one of the top college football players nationally in 2021, so it's no surprise the Texas Longhorns star and Tucson native was named to the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list Wednesday morning. The accolade is awarded to the top running back in college football for the season. Robinson, a 6-foot, 215-pound sophomore, was also named to the Maxwell Award watch list, which is given to the best player in college football. He's also considered a Heisman Trophy hopeful for the 2021 season. In his first season at UT, Robinson started six games at running back and rushed for 703 yards and four touchdowns on 86 carries (8.2 yards per attempt). - Arizona Star News

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  06/22/21 - Keithron LeerFr/2025, Texas, 5-08, 175 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Brazos County police records indicate Lee was arrested on Sunday for assault after allegedly strangling his girlfriend in an apartment complex in Bryan. Records say Lee was released on a $5,000 bond. According to a probable cause statement, an officer was dispatched to the Highland Villas Apartments where a juvenile claimed she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The injuries sustained were consistent in a strangulation, according to police, and the juvenile had a bloody lip. At one point during the altercation, the juvenile told police that she hid in a closet and Lee said, "I'll give you something to cry about." The report states then Lee "started to strangle her again." "We're aware of the situation with Keithron Lee," Sarkisian said in a statement released by UT. "We have talked with his family and he has been suspended from all team activities at this time as we continue to monitor the legal process." - Austin American Statesman

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  06/06/21 - Keilan RobinsonrSo/2024, Texas, 5-09, 183 (DS#18 RB) + More +

  Former Alabama running back Keilan Robinson is transferring to Texas, he announced Sunday evening. Robinson entered the NCAA transfer portal last week. He opted out of last season after rushing for 254 yards as a freshman in 2019. He re-joins former Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, now Texas' head coach. Sarkisian also picked up sixth-year outside linebacker Ben Davis in the transfer portal from Alabama earlier this offseason. Alabama had listed the speedy Robinson as a running back and wide receiver for its spring game in April, but weeks later the program added needed speed at receiver in Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams. - Birmingham News

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  06/02/21 - Keilan RobinsonrSo/2024, Texas, 5-09, 183 (DS#18 RB) + More +

  Alabama's talented offensive backfield will have one fewer member this fall. Keilan Robinson, a rising junior, entered the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday afternoon, AL.com learned. The Washington DC product didn't play as a sophomore last season but was back at practice this spring. He had one carry for five yards in the A-Day game in April. Alabama figures to have a stack running back room this fall even after losing first-round draft pick Najee Harris. Brian Robinson is back for a fifth year as the top returning rusher after netting 483 yards on 91 carries as the backup to Harris. Robinson came to Alabama as a four-star prospect and the No. 15 running back in the 2019 class that also included Sanders. He gained 254 yards on 39 carries as a true freshman in a reserve role in 2019. A 74-yard touchdown against New Mexico State was the highlight of his only season on the field in Tuscaloosa. - Birmingham News

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  04/27/21 - Ben DavisrSr/2022, Texas, 6-3, 246 (DS#46 OLB) + More +

  A former Alabama linebacker is set to join Steve Sarkisian at Texas. Ben Davis, the one-time five-star recruit who was a backup for the Crimson Tide last season, announced Monday that he's transferring to Texas. Davis was the top-ranked player in Alabama's 2016 recruiting class but was never able to carve out a starting role with the Tide and entered the NCAA transfer portal in February. The Gordo product played in 11 games as a backup last season and finished the year with three tackles. - Birmingham News

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  04/27/21 - Devin RichardsonrJr/2023, Texas, 6-2, 233 (DS#999 ILB) + More +

  Former New Mexico State Aggies linebacker Devin Richardson announced on Twitter his decision to transfer to the Texas Longhorns. Richardson, who was a three-star prospect out of Klein, was named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American team after recording 69 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, and three forced fumbles. The Aggies didn't play last season due to COVID-19, leaving Richardson with three years of eligibility remaining and should make an immediate impact at Texas. - Burnt Orange Nation

(DS#999 ILB) rJr/2023 ILB Devin RichardsonTexas
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  04/22/21 - Jordan WhittingtonrSo/2024, Texas, 6-0, 203 (DS#11 WR) + More +

  Jordan Whittington's mind is far more durable than his body. When Texas coaches wondered about his ability to stay healthy, he just kept working. When fans henpecked him on social media, Whittington showed keyboard-proof positivity. Now in his third season with just six games on his college ledger, Whittington is eager to show everyone that there's still a dynamic playmaker inside that chiseled 6-foot-1, 206-pound frame. "You know, my body's been feeling amazing," Whittington said after Tuesday's practice. "The offense is great. And I think this spring has been a real eye-opener for me just as much as I've developed as a receiver and just seeing this offense and what it can do, it's going to be amazing." Whittington was a superstar at Cuero. It was assumed he'd come to Texas and keep it going. But he aggravated a sports hernia injury first suffered in high school and essentially needed it fixed once and for all. He ended up redshirting in 2019. Last season, Whittington started the opener and then missed two games. He returned against Oklahoma and caught a career-high 10 passes for 65 yards. But then he missed the next three games because of another injury. - Austin American Statesman

(DS#11 WR) rSo/2024 WR Jordan WhittingtonTexas
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  04/19/21 - David GbendarSo/2024, Texas, 6-0, 224 (DS#35 OLB) + More +

  When Texas coach Steve Sarkisian says every player has a clean slate, it means a clean slate. David Gbenda is using his to reshape his college career. The sophomore linebacker from Katy has shown flashes of real athleticism the last two seasons. In 2019, the previous coaching staff asked him to play running back when depth became an issue. Then last season, he went back to defense and had solid impacts against Oklahoma, Kansas State and Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.

The Texas linebackers corps needs more playmakers, especially now that Juwan Mitchell has transferred out. Gbenda (pronounced bend-a) is ready for all the opportunities this new staff will provide. "David Gbenda has been terrific. Been very, very impressed with him," Sarkisian said this week. "He is flying around the football field, playing physical. He's got a real leader's mentality." Other teammates have noticed, too. "David's communication skills are very good," defensive tackle Keondre Coburn said. "He's going to be a very exciting player coming up this year. So I'm really excited for him." - Austin American Statesman


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