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Texas loses RB Johnathan Gray and DL Chris Whaley for rest of season

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Texas got some bad news when it learned that running back Johnathan Gray and defensive tackle Chris Whaley have both been lost for the season after getting hurt in the Longhorns’ 47-40 overtime win over West Virginia on Saturday.

Gray suffered an injury to his right achilles that will require surgery. He currently leads Texas in rushing with 780 yards and four touchdowns. Whaley injured his knee and finishes his season with 21 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks and an interceptions that he returned for a touchdown.

Luckily for Texas, it has a lot of depth at running back and defensive tackle. Junior Malcolm Brown has 442 yards and eight touchdowns and should take over most of the carries at running back, while junior Desmond Jackson and redshirt freshman Hassan Ridgeway are more than capable replacements for Whaley.



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4 Responses to “Texas loses RB Johnathan Gray and DL Chris Whaley for rest of season”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Nov 10, 2013 10:04 PM

    But murders row coming with Okie State, Tx Tech and BAYLOR on deck. New AD, and any loss means the end of Mack Brown.

  2. greggatx says: Nov 10, 2013 11:03 PM

    RB Johnathan Gray and DL Chris Whaley will be missed and I hope for full recovery for the both. Texas will keep marching onward to the Big 12 Championship. They prevailed in a hard fought battle in Morganstown and will keep the charge moving forward. Hook’em Horns!!

  3. kusey10 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:13 AM

    May the injuries heal for these two fine young players. I have never enjoyed watching a game more than watching this year’s OU-Texas game. The leadership and excitement you have both brought to the Longhorn team has been inspirational. Thank you both! Hook ’em Horns!

  4. big64d says: Nov 11, 2013 9:57 AM

    Mack Brown and company have done a hell of a job this year being undefeated in the Big Twelve. Losing their starting QB for most of the season and still keeping the team moving forward is a huge accomplishment and proves Mack is still a great coach.

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