8:42 PM EDT, Thu April 26, 2018
Hookem.com 2 hours ago
This week in mock drafts: Final predictions for the NFL-bound Longhorns

This week in mock drafts: Final predictions for the NFL-bound Longhorns

Will Connor Williams become a Jaguar? Will Malik Jefferson become a Titan? With the NFL Draft upcoming, Texas will have no shortage of professional prospects. Williams, an offensive lineman, and Jefferson, a linebacker, both entered the draft after leaving a year of eligibility on the table. As did punter Michael Dickson, running back Chris Warren […]
Hookem.com 4 hours ago
How many Texas Longhorns have been taken in the NFL Draft in the last 10 years?

How many Texas Longhorns have been taken in the NFL Draft in the last 10 years?

The last 10 seasons haven’t been too kind for the Texas football program. The team is on its third head coach in that span while other programs like Alabama have dominated the sport. In fact, Alabama is tied with LSU for the most draft picks since 2008 with 65 players.  In that same span, Texas has […]
Hookem.com 4 hours ago
Texas LB Breckyn Hager trolls Connor Williams on draft day, hilarity ensues

Texas LB Breckyn Hager trolls Connor Williams on draft day, hilarity ensues

Connor Williams is likely to become a multi-millionaire on Thursday, but Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager will always have that one time he owned the All-American left tackle in practice. And he kept the receipts. Hager posted video of a Longhorns practice on Instagram Thursday, prompting a hilarious group chat between former teammates in the comments. […]
Burnt Orange Nation 6 hours ago
2018 NFL Draft: Malik Jefferson scouting report

2018 NFL Draft: Malik Jefferson scouting report

The Predator is ready to take his speed and upside to the next level. Living up to the outsized expectations that accompanied Malik Jefferson to the Forty Acres was never going to be easy. But the former Texas Longhorns standout linebacker conducted himself with grace and maturity off the field and showed flashes on the field before turning in an excellent junior season. Compared to Tim Tebow by former head coach Charlie Strong after he signed, Jefferson helped the Horns close out the 2015 recruiting class with a bang. As the No. 10 player nationally, the top outside linebacker, and the...
Burnt Orange Nation 7 hours ago
LOOK: More renderings of possible Texas south end zone renovations

LOOK: More renderings of possible Texas south end zone renovations

A survey that went out from the athletic department on Wednesday provided more insight into one vision for the south end zone. As promised, Texas Longhorns athletics director Chris Del Conte sent out a survey on Wednesday that also provided more renderings of what the south end zone renovations could look like at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. In addition to the wider view that Del Conte teased on Tuesday, the renderings included with the survey gave greater insight into the overall vision: This is the same view provided by Del Conte on Tuesday. This...
Hookem.com 9 hours ago
The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 19 Ryan Crouser, track and field

The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 19 Ryan Crouser, track and field

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 19 Ryan Crouser Crouser arrived at Texas from the state of Oregon as the Longhorns pulled off an upset in track and field recruiting for the 2009 World Youth Gold Medalist in 2011. […]
Burnt Orange Nation 9 hours ago
2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

Six Longhorns are projected to be drafted in various mocks as the 2018 NFL Draft is set to get underway on Thursday evening. The 2018 NFL Draft is finally upon us and throughout the coming hours and days, several former Texas Longhorns stars will find out which NFL franchise they’ll begin their professional careers with. Based on the current outlook, six former Longhorns — Connor Williams, Malik Jefferson, DeShon Elliott, Holton Hill, Michael Dickson and Poona Ford — will hear their names called by the end of the week. A three-day event, the first round of the draft will be held on...
Burnt Orange Nation 9 hours ago
Texas offers elite 2020 QB Bryce Young

Texas offers elite 2020 QB Bryce Young

Last name Young? Owns Pasadena? Sounds legit. Recruiting efforts in the state of California continued for the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday with an offer extended to 2020 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young: Extremely blessed to have received an offer from the University of Texas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/hSSTsPF2dt— Bryce Young (@_bryce_young) April 25, 2018 The 6’0, 176-pounder is currently rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the 247Sports rankings for 2020 and holds offers from around the country. Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, Georgia, Louisville,...
Burnt Orange Nation 9 hours ago
Connor Williams set to become first Texas OL drafted since 2008

Connor Williams set to become first Texas OL drafted since 2008

The 2016 All-American is set to become the first Longhorns offensive lineman drafted in a decade. Connor Williams isn’t your average offensive lineman. Growing up in Coppell, the former Texas Longhorns standout was bullied by his peers in middle school before turning to weight lifting to reshape his body and prepare himself for his high school football career. As a result, Williams was able to come to college stronger and more driven than his peers. And with a more interesting story. Williams quickly surpassed expectations when he arrived in Austin in 2015 — he was a consensus...
SportsDay 21 hours ago
Former Texas A&M QB commit Grant Gunnell believes Longhorns will win a national title before Aggies

Former Texas A&M QB commit Grant Gunnell believes Longhorns will win a national title before Aggies

Editor's note: This story was originally published on March 22. A former key member of Texas A&M's 2019 football recruiting class doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in new coach Jimbo Fisher.In a survey published by Rivals.com, Houston St. Pius X junior quarterback Grant Gunnell believes Texas will win a national championship under coach Tom Herman before the Aggies win one under Fisher."He recruits a little better and he gets better players and I think he can coach them well," Gunnell said.Gunnell, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the country according to 247Sports' Composite rankings,...
SportsDay 23 hours ago
Longhorns' head coach Shaka Smart gives Andrew Jones update at 'This is Texas' tour

Longhorns' head coach Shaka Smart gives Andrew Jones update at 'This is Texas' tour

Longhorns' head coach Shaka Smart broke some news regarding junior guard Andrew Jones on Tuesday night, speaking at a "This is Texas Tour" stop in Midland. Jones, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in January, has been recently working on a return to the court, hooping at recreation courts on the 40 Acres. "He goes to the local rec center to play basketball," Smart said at Tuesday's event. "So he's actually playing, and his goal is to play next year. I've told him, 'Hey man, let's just get you healthy. But yeah, for him to have that in his mind, you can tell he's a real fighter."Jones last...
Hookem.com Apr 25, 2018
Shaka Smart provides update on Andrew Jones: ‘His goal is to play next year’

Shaka Smart provides update on Andrew Jones: ‘His goal is to play next year’

The “2018 This is Texas Tour” swung through Midland on Tuesday, and it brought many of the top names in the Texas athletics program with it. During the festivities, Longhorns men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart provided a brief update on Andrew Jones, who has been battling leukemia since December. RELATED: Golden: Andrew Jones gives UT women […]
Hookem.com Apr 25, 2018
LOOK: Boy who penned school paper on Sam Ehlinger gets to meet him

LOOK: Boy who penned school paper on Sam Ehlinger gets to meet him

A couple weeks ago, we shared the story of a young boy who wrote a school paper about his admiration of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Well, Zak-Anthony Velasquez got to meet “Sam the man.” RELATED: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger agrees to meet child who wrote school paper about him Ehlinger showed the elementary student from Uvalde, […]
Burnt Orange Nation Apr 25, 2018
Texas Baseball walks its way to a 9-4 victory over Houston

Texas Baseball walks its way to a 9-4 victory over Houston

Despite only four hits, the Longhorns walked eight times and benefited from Cougar mistakes to win a weird, sloppy game The No. 19 Texas Longhorns (29-15) took down the visiting Houston Cougars (25-16) with a score of 9-4 Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. In presenting that final score, it probably comes across as a score of a game filled with offensive highlights. Maybe, you think, there’s even a cool Zach Zubia or Kody Clemens homerun video somewhere in the thread. Well, buckle up. Forget about whatever sweet offensive mix-tape is playing in your head right now, and replace it...
SportsDay Apr 25, 2018
Final predictions for Longhorns in the NFL Draft: Will Texas see any players selected in round one?

Final predictions for Longhorns in the NFL Draft: Will Texas see any players selected in round one?

This weekend’s NFL Draft projects to be a return to form for a Texas program that has struggled to develop pro talent in recent years. Just seven Longhorns have heard their names called in the past three drafts, with the last first rounder coming in 2015. But a crop of burnt orange talent is expected to arrive in the NFL by Saturday night, with a pair of potential round-one players.So where can you expect the former Longhorns to be drafted at AT&T Stadium in Arlington? Here’s a quick primer.Connor Williams, OTThe 2016 consensus All-American has seen a slide down draft boards over the past...

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    Connor Williams

    2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

  • 3 Malik Jefferson

    Malik Jefferson

    2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

  • 2 Michael Dickson

    Michael Dickson

    2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

  • 1 Poona Ford

    Poona Ford

    2018 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, where mock drafts project former Longhorns to be selected

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    Andrew Jones

    Longhorns' head coach Shaka Smart gives Andrew Jones update at 'This is Texas' tour

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