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SportsDay Jun 17, 2018
Texas roster rankings, Nos. 5-1: Will Breckyn Hager become the Big 12's best pass rusher?

Texas roster rankings, Nos. 5-1: Will Breckyn Hager become the Big 12's best pass rusher?

After spending the past few days ranking players Nos. 25-6 on the Longhorns' roster, we end our series today with the top five players on the 40 Acres. So who made the cut in the last installment of our countdown? Here are Texas' five best players following spring practice:5. Gary Johnson, senior LBJohnson made an instant impact upon his arrival in Austin from Dodge City Community College last season, tallying 60 tackles along with two sacks. He quickly became a dynamic threat in the Longhorns' front seven alongside Malik Jefferson, proving stout in the run game with quality speed in...
SportsDay May 29, 2018
Texas linebacker outlook for 2018: Who will emerge as Malik Jefferson’s replacement?

Texas linebacker outlook for 2018: Who will emerge as Malik Jefferson’s replacement?

Editor's note: This article originally published on Feb. 23.Texas’ linebacking corps led a defensive revival in 2017, vaulting the Longhorns’ defense into one of the Big 12’s most fearsome units. As defensive coordinator Todd Orlando designed a slew of exotic blitzes, the Longhorns’ linebackers provided stability in coverage and the run game, led by standout junior Malik Jefferson.Jefferson has taken his talents to the NFL and the Longhorns also lose senior Naashon Hughes, but there is no dearth of talent for Texas at linebacker. The burnt orange have four seniors at the position,...

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