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.
True freshman Sam Ehlinger has been named the starting QB for today’s game vs San José State. Shane Buechele has been ruled out.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) September 9, 2017
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.