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  01/20/21 - Willie TylerrSo/2023, Texas, 6-6, 335 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Willie Tyler entered the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday, as first reported by Inside Texas. A fourth-year player in 2021, Tyler was a late addition to the 2019 recruiting class by the Longhorns after spending one season at Iowa Western. Originally from Wisconsin, Tyler played defensive line in high school and signed with Garden City CC in 2017, but left the program before appearing in a game. The next season at Iowa Western, Tyler made the transition to the offensive line. - Burnt Orange Nation

(DS#999 OG) rSo/2023 OG Willie TylerTexas
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  01/20/21 - Jacoby JonesrSr/2022, Texas, 6-3, 264 (DS#47 DE) + More +

  Another Texas Longhorns player will take advantage of the extra year of eligibility afforded by the NCAA due to the coronavirus pandemic, as defensive end Jacoby Jones announced Tuesday that he will return for a fifth season overall and third season on the Forty Acres. As a junior, Jones was a rotational player who appeared in 11 games with 14 tackles and one forced fumble. In 2020, he served as the backup to Moro Ojomo at defensive end. - Burnt Orange Nation

(DS#47 DE) rSr/2022 DE Jacoby JonesTexas
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  01/19/21 - Ray ThorntonrSr/2022, Texas, 6-3, 225 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  Less than a week after entering the NCAA transfer portal, former LSU outside linebacker Ray Thornton has found a new destination for the upcoming season. Thornton will transfer to Texas, a source confirmed with The Advocate Sunday evening. The news was first reported by 247Sports. Thornton is from Killeen, Texas, and he was a former four-star recruit out of Shoemaker High. Thornton was the most recent player to enter the NCAA transfer portal, joining former star tight end Arik Gilbert, who, after nearly a month away from the team, officially announced Jan. 2 that he intended to transfer. - Baton Rouge Advocate

(DS#999 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Ray ThorntonTexas
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  01/13/21 - Ray ThorntonrSr/2022, Texas, 6-3, 225 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  A day after LSU's football players returned to campus for offseason training, the Tigers program experienced its third player entering the NCAA transfer portal this offseason. LSU outside linebacker Ray Thornton entered the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday, a source confirmed with The Advocate. The news was first reported by AL.com. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior played in nine games last season and recorded five total tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss. Thornton was primarily used near the line of scrimmage in LSU's pass-rush packages, and he was tied with two other players for fourth-most sacks on the team. - Baton Rouge Advocate

(DS#999 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Ray ThorntonTexas
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  01/09/21 - Ayodele AdeoyerSo/2023, Texas, 6-1, 251 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  According to a report from Horns247 and quickly confirmed by other outlets, Texas Longhorns redshirt junior linebacker Ayodele Adeoye entered the NCAA transfer portal on Friday. A 6'1, 251-pounder from St. Louis, Mo., Adeoye signed with the Longhorns as a member of the 2018 recruiting class. Ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, Adeoye was the No. 119 player nationally and the No. 6 inside linebacker, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. - Burnt Orange Nation

(DS#999 OLB) rSo/2023 OLB Ayodele AdeoyeTexas
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  01/09/21 - Juwan MitchellJr/2022, Texas, 6-1, 230 (DS#17 ILB) + More +

  When Texas opens its 2021 football season, its leading receiver and tackler will both still be wearing the No. 6 jersey. Texas receiver Joshua Moore and linebacker Juwan Mitchell both announced on Thursday that they will return to the Longhorns. Moore and Mitchell separately revealed their plans with videos that were published on their Twitter accounts. A linebacker, Mitchell led Texas with his 62 tackles in 2020. Herman had previously said that Mitchell would be back, but the player had yet to say so himself. The 2021 season will be Mitchell's third at Texas. Mitchell also played at Butler Community College in 2018. - Austin American Statesman

(DS#17 ILB) Jr/2022 ILB Juwan MitchellTexas
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  01/03/21 - Sam EhlingerSr/2021, Texas, 6-2, 225 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Texas Football senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger will forgo his extra season of eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft, he announced Sunday. Ehlinger has accepted an invitation to the 2021 Senior Bowl that will be played on January 30 in Mobile, Ala. Ehlinger, an Austin native, ends his collegiate career as one of the most successful quarterbacks in Texas history.

He played in 46 games and made 43 starts during his time on the Forty Acres, leading the Longhorns to 27 wins as the starting quarterback – the fourth-most in school history. Ehlinger served as a team captain during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, becoming only the seventh two-time team captain in school history. His name is left near the top of numerous lists in the Texas record book. Most notably, he closes his collegiate career ranked second on UT record in completions (923), passing yards (11,436), total offense (13,343), passing touchdowns (94), and total touchdowns responsible for (127). - Texas Football


(DS#9 QB) Sr/2021 QB Sam EhlingerTexas
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  01/03/21 - Sam EhlingerSr/2021, Texas, 6-2, 225 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  2020 WUERFFEL TROPHY FINALIST: Sam Ehlinger, University of Texas, senior, quarterback,...Off the field, Ehlinger is extremely active in community service. Among many other efforts, he raised almost $200,000 for charities related to COVID-19 relief through online fundraising. He also contributed his time passing out meals and school materials at the Austin Boys & Girls Club. In 2020, he has already been named a National Scholar-Athlete and William V. Campbell Trophy finalist by the National Football Foundation, a finalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award, a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, a top-10 candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Co-Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. - Texas Football

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  01/02/21 - Bijan RobinsonFr/2024, Texas, 6-0, 220 (DS#6 RB) + More +

  Texas fired football coach Tom Herman on Saturday after four seasons of failing to win a Big 12 championship and only one league title game appearance. Herman still had three seasons left on a guaranteed contract that was due to pay him more than $6 million per year, and the move means Texas will soon be on its fourth head coach since its last Big 12 title in 2009 under Mack Brown.

Herman was supposed to end that drought. He was college football's hottest young coach when Texas brought him from Houston to replace Charlie Strong in 2016. But Herman's results never matched his swagger: He never had a losing season and won four bowl games at Texas, including last week's Alamo Bowl. But he couldn't return the Longhorns to consistent league or national title contenders. He was just 1-4 against the archrival Oklahoma and leaves Texas 32-18 overall. - AP College Football


(DS#6 RB) Fr/2024 RB Bijan RobinsonTexas
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  12/29/20 - Bijan RobinsonFr/2024, Texas, 6-0, 220 (DS#6 RB) + More +

  Casey Thompson passed for 170 yards and four touchdowns and No. 20 Texas overcame an injury to senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger and beat Colorado 55-23 in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Tuesday night. Freshman running back Bijan Robinson had 183 yards on 10 carries with a TD for Texas (7-3). The Longhorns are undefeated in five bowl games under Tom Herman. Ehlinger missed the second half after sustaining a shoulder injury in second quarter.

He returned to the field in the third quarter in warmups, with his right arm in a sling. There was no immediate word on the extent of Ehlinger's injury. Ehlinger played the entire first half, completing 10 of 16 passes for 160 yards and a score. Colorado was playing its sixth game of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 initially canceled its season only to reverse the decision and delay the start until Nov. 7. The Buffaloes (4-2) had two games canceled due to virus issues, but competed in the Alamo Bowl despite failing to reach the traditional six win threshold required for the postseason due to this season's unusual circumstances. - AP College Football


(DS#6 RB) Fr/2024 RB Bijan RobinsonTexas
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  12/29/20 - Sam EhlingerSr/2021, Texas, 6-2, 225 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Texas senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger missed the second half of the Alamo Bowl after injuring his shoulder against Colorado on Tuesday night. Ehlinger returned to the field in the third quarter with his arm in a sling. There was no word on the extent of Ehlinger's injury. Ehlinger played the entire first half, completing 10 of 16 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. He completed a 14-yard pass to Bijan Robinson with 5:28 remaining in the first quarter to give the Longhorns a 14-0 lead. - AP College Football

(DS#9 QB) Sr/2021 QB Sam EhlingerTexas
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  12/29/20 - Sam EhlingerSr/2021, Texas, 6-2, 225 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has yet to say if he'll enter the NFL draft or return for the additional year that the NCAA has approved. The senior ranks second on most of UT's significant career passing records, but won't catch Colt McCoy's marks for passing yards (he's 1,978 short) or touchdowns (he needs 20). And he's six touchdowns away from McCoy's total touchdowns record of 132. Ehlinger has accounted for six scores twice this season against Texas Tech and Oklahoma. - Austin American Statesman

(DS#9 QB) Sr/2021 QB Sam EhlingerTexas
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  12/29/20 - Juwan MitchellJr/2022, Texas, 6-1, 230 (DS#17 ILB) + More +

  Texas senior linebacker Juwan Mitchell will have to sit out the first half of Tuesday's Alamo Bowl, but at least he isn't going anywhere long term. Coach Tom Herman said Monday that Texas' leading tackler this season has indicated to the coaching staff that he will return to the Longhorns for 2021. The NCAA is giving all players an extra year of eligibility because of the pandemic. Mitchell will have to miss the first half against Colorado because of his targeting call in the second half of the Kansas State game back on Dec. 5. Herman said freshman Jaylan Ford will start in Mitchell's place. Mitchell, who has a team-high 59 tackles, isn't the only senior taking advantage of the NCAA rule change. - Austin American Statesman

(DS#17 ILB) Jr/2022 ILB Juwan MitchellTexas
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  12/27/20 - Sam EhlingerSr/2021, Texas, 6-2, 225 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  With the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility to all players this year, Texas senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger could return next season. Although not regarded as one of the top quarterback recruits in the 2021 NFL Draft, he is a pro prospect who is likely to get a good shot at the next level. This week, Ehlinger said, "I haven't come to a conclusion yet. I'm trying to enjoy these last few weeks, but I haven't closed one door on anything yet. No senior has really been in this position to where they've been granted an extra year of eligibility. Both options are incredible options." Ehlinger, who is 26-16 as a starter, is one of only two Power 5 quarterbacks in history to pass for over 11,000 yards in a career and add 1,500 rushing - joining former Texas star Colt McCoy. Ehlinger has thrown for 11,276 yards and 93touchdowns and added 1,912 yards and 33 touchdowns on the ground. - Daily Camera

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  12/24/20 - DeMarvion OvershownJr/2022, Texas, 6-3, 217 (DS#13 OLB) + More +

  One of the top defenders for the Texas Longhorns will be back in 2021. On Tuesday, junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown announced that he'll return for his senior season. The decision by the 6'4, 217-pounder makes Overshown the most high-profile player to announce his return for another season on the Forty Acres as five captains have opted out to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Ranked as the No. 52 player nationally and the No. 6 safety in the 2018 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Overshown always faced questions about his eventual position thanks to his large frame that made him something of a tweener. - Burnt Orange Nation

(DS#13 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB DeMarvion OvershownTexas
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