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Texas WR Joshua Moore tweets that he’s out for the season with shoulder injury

The talented freshman won’t return to the field for the Longhorns this season.

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Following a severe shoulder sprain in practice recently, Texas Longhorns freshman wide receiver Joshua Moore announced on Sunday via Twitter that he will miss the rest of the season:

Moore also missed the game against Baylor due to illness.

The 6’1, 170-pounder had seven catches for 53 yards and a touchdown this season, with his sole touchdown reception coming in a big moment against USC.

A key target at wide receiver in the 2018 class early in the cycle, Moore wasn’t heavily recruited by Texas once head coach Tom Herman replaced Charlie Strong, but after Moore decommitted from Nebraska, the Longhorns re-offered him and landed a commitment from him last January.

Moore was ranked as the No. 96 player nationally and the No. 10 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Texas will look to senior Jerrod Heard and freshman D’Shawn Jamison to step up in the slot, but Moore wasn’t playing a large number of snaps, so there isn’t a particularly large opportunity there for those two players.