The Texas Longhorns football career of redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Rob Cummins officially came to an end on Sunday, as the Fort Worth All Saints product announced his medical retirement from football with a video on YouTube.
A late addition to the 2017 recruiting class after head coach Tom Herman took the job in Austin, Cummins was a consensus three-star prospect who was once committed to UConn before receiving offers from schools like Baylor, Houston, and Texas. When the Longhorns officially extended an offer, Cummins immediately shut down his recruitment.
Once the 6’5, 260-pounder arrived on campus, he began to suffer from injuries. Recruited as a defensive lineman, Cummins moved to tight end in 2018 after suffering a leg injury that contributed to his redshirt season in 2017. During preseason camp in 2018, Cummins suffered a knee injury that he re-aggravated again this year.
As a result, Cummins was never healthy enough to compete for playing time with the Longhorns and ends his career without appearing in burnt orange and white.