There’s another new scholarship player on the Texas Longhorns football team, as senior wide receiver Phillip Moeller joined senior defensive back Jarmarquis Durst in receiving news of his addition to those ranks this week:
"I just want to make my family proud. You guys took me in. You guys treat me with respect. That means so much to me". Congratulations, Philipp Moeller, you're now on scholarship! #ThisIsTexas #HookEm @pmoeller85 pic.twitter.com/hcz9Z3YjRi— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 24, 2018
“Really all I wanted since I got here was your guys’ respect,” Moeller told his teammates. “And to matter. I just want to make my family proud. You guys took me in. You treat me with respect and that means so much to me. I love you guys.”
The 6’0, 190-pounder from Plano appeared in his first game last season, against Baylor, but makes his most obvious impact in the classroom. For the 2017-18 academic year, Moeller received the Rueben McDaniel award, given to a non-scholarship student-athlete based on merit. He’s also been a five-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll — earning that recognition every semester he’s been on campus except for the the fall of 2015.
As a double major in finance and mechanical engineering, Moeller clearly has a bright future award of him, but even after he graduates, he’ll be able to say that he was a scholarship football player at the University of Texas.