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Daje Johnson one of three Longhorns ineligible for bowl game

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The topsy-turvy 2013 season for Texas’ Daje Johnson will end on a decidedly down note.

Sunday afternoon, the Longhorns announced that the wide receiver/running back/return man is one of three players who have been declared academically ineligible and will not play in UT’s Alamo Bowl game against Oregon.  Also out are offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle and tailback Jalen Overstreet.

The losses of Johnson and Estelle will serve as significant blows to Texas’ offense.

When healthy — and staying out of trouble — Johnson has accumulated 757 all-purpose yards in 2013 and started six games.  Johnson scored three touchdowns this season — one each rushing, receiving and on a punt return — along with being one of the team’s top return specialists.

An ankle injury cost Johnson playing time early in the season, and a suspension for violating unspecified team rules kept him out of the Thanksgiving Day game against Texas Tech.

Replacing an injured Josh Cochran, the sophomore Estelle started the last eight games of the season at right tackle.

The redshirt freshman Overstreet ran the ball 20 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

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3 Responses to “Daje Johnson one of three Longhorns ineligible for bowl game”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Dec 22, 2013 3:08 PM


  2. imaduffer says: Dec 22, 2013 5:50 PM

    academically ineligible ? Were they academically ineligible last month or the month before?

  3. v2the4 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:13 AM

    these young man, dang dudes….all you need is a 2.0 gpa to remain eligible and you boys couldn’t even do that…now, you have to go to juco to bring your grades back up to be eligible for next season…that’s pretty weak for the three of you guys to let down your team, your school and your family.

    I hope you use this a lesson learned and get your eligibility restored in time for next season.

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