After dealing with significant injuries throughout their collegiate careers, senior running back Roderick Bernard and redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Buck Major are medically retiring from football, according to Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman.
Tom Herman also announced RB Roderick Bernard has medically retired from football. OL Buck Major is in the process of doing the same.— Horns247 (@Horns247) July 18, 2017
Bernard, a former three-star prospect, initially tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Kansas State in 2015 and missed the remainder of the season and much of the offseason. 2016 brought much of the same misfortunes after Bernard injured his left leg in a motorcycle accident and consequently, missed all of last season.
Bernard has already been medically disqualified by the NCAA.
Major, on the other hand, redshirted as a freshman, but suffered from a ruptured flexor tendon in his ring finger just days before the Longhorns 2016 season got underway, which caused him to miss the entire season.
Also a former three-star prospect, Major is currently in the process of applying for a medical retirement.