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Texas loses Jeffcoat to season-ending injury

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Normally, when a team that’s given up 111 points and 1,137 yards of total offense the past two games loses a player on the defensive side of the ball, it wouldn’t be worth much of a mention.

When said player is one of the most talented at his position in the country, regardless of his team’s stats?  Yeah, it merits mention.

Texas announced Sunday evening that defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat will miss the remainder of the 2012 season due to a right pectoral rupture suffered in the Red River Blowout loss to Oklahoma.  The junior missed spring practice earlier this year due to a rupture of his left pectoral muscle suffered in the November game against Texas A&M that, after he played two more games, ultimately required surgery.

Jeffcoat will be eligible for the 2013 NFL draft, and has long been thought of as an early-entry candidate.  It’s uncertain how back-to-back pec ruptures will or won’t impact his decision on which direction to take his football future.

Prior to his latest injury, Jeffcoat had been a force, credited with 3.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery “returned” for a touchdown.

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3 Responses to “Texas loses Jeffcoat to season-ending injury”
  1. gorilladunk says: Oct 15, 2012 9:43 AM

    I’m an OU fan but I like Jeffcoat. Seems like a good kid. Hope he gets beyond this and has many more years of productive football left.

  2. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:27 AM

    tought for Jackson Jeffcoat…he tore the left pec muscle last year, and now he has torn the right pec muscle….ouch…..get well soon JJ, and here is hoping that you come back for your senior year, unless of course, you have a first round draft slot waiting on you.

  3. greggatx says: Oct 18, 2012 12:03 PM

    A tough blow for Jackson Jeffcoat and the Texas defence. Get well soon Jackson and come back next year! Hook’em Horns!!

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