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Texas CB Sheroid Evans out for spring with knee injury

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Time for the young cornerbacks to step up and seize the opportunity.

Sheroid Evans
Sheroid Evans
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Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong confirmed last weekend's Orangebloods report that señor cornerback Sheroid Evans suffered a knee injury in practice on Saturday.

Suffered on a non-contact play, Evans will miss the rest of the spring and undergo further evaluation at that point. Strong did not provide any more information on the severity of the injury, providing some hope that it's not another ligament tear for Evans. One of the fastest players in the nation, Evans redshirted last season after suffering an ACL tear in October of 2013 and was just working his back.

The injury is another in a long line of setbacks for Evans on the football field -- he's played in 27 games in his career, but hasn't ever started despite high expectations accompanying him to campus after coming to Texas as a decorated track athlete who ran a 10.39 100m during his junior season.

With Evans out, Texas is rotating a host of younger players at the position, including junior Bryson Echols, sophomore Antwuan Davis, redshirt freshman John Bonney, and redshirt freshman Jermaine Roberts. Of those players, Echols is the only one with a start under his belt, as he opened the game with the ones against Texas Tech last fall and turned in a strong performance.