Texas Longhorns senior tight end Andrew Beck will miss the entire season due to the broken foot he suffered in practice last week. Beck's timetable for return was originally 6-8 weeks.
Beck suffered the injury during a non-contact event in practice. He will undergo surgery this week.
The senior, who was projected to be Texas' starting tight end before his injury, has 12 career catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
Beck is the only tight end on the roster who has caught a pass in a Longhorns uniform. This summer, the 'Horns added Syracuse graduate transfer Kendall Moore, who has 14 career catches.
Texas also has a duo of freshman tight ends in Cade Brewer and Reese Leitao, but the latter will be suspended for the first two games of the season.
Beck could redshirt and come back for 2018, but his injury history may make it difficult to return to the field. The Tampa native broke the same foot in February.