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Texas releases Kansas depth chart

On Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns released the depth chart for Saturday’s game against the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence.

Due to injuries, there were a few more changes than usual in a late-season depth chart, with redshirt freshman Jordan Whittington appearing for the first time since prior to the Red River Showdown and new starters on special teams at punter and holder.

Kansas depth chart

11 Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No.
11 Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No.
QB Sam Ehlinger 11 Casey Thompson 8 Hudson Card 1 Ja’Quinden Jackson 3
RB Roschon Johnson 2 Bijan Robinson 5 Gabriel Watson 31
XWR Brennan Eagles 13 Tarik Black 0
HWR Jake Smith 7 Jordan Whittington 4 Brenden Schooler –or– 14 Kai Money 83
ZWR Joshua Moore 6 Al’Vonte Woodard 9
YTE Cade Brewer 80 Jared Wiley 18 Malcolm Epps –or– 19 Brayden Liebrock 89
LT Sam Cosmi 52 Andrej Karic 69
LG Junior Angilau 75 Rafiti Ghirmai –or– 74 Jake Majors 65
C Derek Kerstetter 68 Jake Majors –or– 65 Rafiti Ghirmai 74
RG Denzel Okafor 78 Tope Imade –or– 67 Tyler Johnson 72
RT Christian Jones 70 Reese Moore 76
Defense
DE Moro Ojomo 98 Jacoby Jones 36 Vernon Broughton 45
NT Keondre Coburn 99 T’Vondre Sweat 93 Sawyer Goram-Welch
DT Ta’Quon Graham 49 Alfred Collins 95 Daniel Carson 88
JACK Joseph Ossai 46 Reese Leitao –or– 81 Jett Bush 52
MLB Juwan Mitchell 6 Cort Jacquess 57
WILL DeMarvion Overshown 31 David Gbenda 33 Jaylan Ford 41
CB D’Shawn Jamison 5 Jalen Green 3 Jahdae Barron 23
S Caden Sterns 7 Montrell Estell 39 Jerrin Thompson 28
S Chris Brown 15 BJ Foster 25 Tyler Owens 44
CB Josh Thompson 9 Kitan Crawford 21
SPUR Chris Adimora 11 Anthony Cook 30 Xavion Alford 4
Special Teams
PK Cameron Dicker 17 Erwin Von Nacher 38
P Cameron Dicker 17
H Zach Edwards 43
DS Justin Mader 54 Zach Edwards 43
KR D’Shawn Jamison 5 Bijan Robinson 5
PR D’Shawn Jamison 5 Jake Smith 7 Joshua Moore 6
Injured Peter Mpagi 45 heart
Derrian Brown 24 stroke
Troy Omeire 21 ACL
Jaylen Garth 77 chest
Ayodele Adeoye 40 shoulder
Ryan Bujcevski 7 knee
Isaiah Hookfin 73 shoulder
Keaontay Ingram 26 ankle
Opted out Daniel Young 32
Marqez Bimage 42
Willie Tyler 55
Dajon Harrison 14

At running back, Sioux Falls transfer Gabriel Watson makes an appearance with junior Keaontay Ingram out once again with an ankle injury. Watson could receive the first carry of his Longhorns career against the Jayhawks.

Whittington’s return means that the Longhorns are as healthy as they’ve been at the slot position since preseason camp, prior to the two injuries suffered by Whittington and the hamstring injury that kept sophomore Jake Smith out for three of the first four games. In less than six quarters of action this season, Whittington has 12 catches for 110 yards and one carry for 15 yards.

Along the offensive line, redshirt freshman Isaiah Hookfin’s recent shoulder surgery afforded an opportunity for fellow redshirt freshman Tyler Johnson to receive some second-team reps in addition to his scout team work. Johnson is now listed as the co-backup to redshirt senior Denzel Okafor at the right guard position, along with redshirt senior Tope Imade.

The biggest changes are on special teams, where junior kicker Cameron Dicker takes over for junior Ryan Bujcevski after Bujcevski suffered a torn ACL against West Virginia. Dicker will attempt his first collegiate punt against Kansas and does not have a backup listed on the depth chart.

When Dicker attempts a field goal or point-after attempt, he’ll have a new holder with Bujcevski out and senior tight end Cade Brewer dealing with a chest contusion suffered last week in practice. Brewer was the holder for Dicker in high school at Lake Travis, but Oklahoma transfer Zach Edwards, the backup deep snapper, earned the starting holder role after tryouts in practice.

The defensive depth chart remains the same with redshirt sophomore nose tackle Keondre Coburn back at practice following the mild high ankle sprain he sustained against the Mountaineers.

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