Texas wide receiver John Harris will miss next weekend’s game at Iowa State due to a foot injury, the university announced last night.
Harris, a redshirt freshman, had just two catches for 13 yards in three games this season, but began the year as a starter before being a backup to Marquise Goodwin last weekend against UCLA. Goodwin returned to Texas’ football team after trying his hand at track and field.
But Harris is one of four — and one of two receivers (the other being Jaxon Shipley)– Longhorns to throw a touchdown pass this season. Harris tossed a 36-yard score to Shipley against Rice. And with Garrett Gilbert out for the rest of the season to recover from shoulder surgery, it was thought that Harris would be UT’s reserve quarterback behind Case McCoy and David Ash.
It’s not known at this point how long Harris will be sidelined.