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Texas puts WR Ty Templin, LS Kyle Ashby on scholarship

Congratulations to the junior wide receiver and junior long snapper.

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Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong rewarded another player for standing out in his meritocracy, as junior wide receiver Ty Templin received a hard-earned scholarship on Tuesday evening.

Strong also granted a scholarship to junior long snapper Kyle Ashby, who will take over those duties on punts and kickoffs from former Green Beret Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old whose incredible story captured the nation's attention when he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.

Last season, safety Dylan Haines went from a walk on at the start of fall camp to a scholarship athlete to the team's starting safety and leader in interceptions. While Templin's story won't likely feature such incredible success in 2015, the 6'0, 192-pounder did make the team's first depth chart as the third-string Z receiver behind freshman John Burt and sophomore Dorian Leonard.

By earning that spot, the Granbury product kept sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Joe from appearing on that depth chart, a significant achievement since Joe was a consensus four-star prospect out of high school who still has significant upside.

Templin has already made an impact on the team by pushing scholarship players and even made it into the stat sheet last season. In 11 appearances, Templin caught one pass against Kansas for seven yards. In addition to achieving the difficult task of making an impact as a walk on, Templin is also a five-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and 2014 Academic All-Big 12 selection.