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Shane Buechele ruled out, Sam Ehlinger to start for Texas

The true freshman will take over as a shoulder injury sidelined Buechele.

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As reported by Longhorn Network, freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger will start for Texas against San Jose State after Shane Buechele was ruled out due to a shoulder injury suffered against Maryland.

Ehlinger practiced all week with the first-team offense.

Out of high school, Ehilinger was the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the country after leading Austin Westlake High School to a state championship berth in his junior season. A knee injury ended his senior campaign after he led the Chaparrals to a 32-29 win over Katy.

Junior quarterback Jerrod Heard practiced with the quarterbacks all week, in the event Ehlinger cannot complete the game.