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Texas RB signee Derrian Brown now walking and talking

The Buford product’s condition has improved dramatically in the last several days.


Nine days after Texas Longhorns running back signee Derrian Brown was hospitalized due to an undisclosed medical situation, the Buford standout has made significant strides in his recovery.

On Wednesday, head coach Tom Herman said that Brown was removed from a ventilator and moving all his extremities as doctors conducted further tests to determine his ailment. The following day, his mother posted on Caring Bridge that her son was walking. On Sunday, she provided another significant update:

Good morning, sorry for not posting in the last couple of days, it’s been crazy and blessing happening back to back. Well for those who don’t know Derrian started talking the day after he started walking. They have now moved him from ICU to a regular room. Keep the prays coming we still have a long road ahead, the God I serve is powerful than an man. And Derrian is showing that he is showing up and showing out. Tuesday or Thursday he will be going to a rehab center if everything continues to stay in good standing. I and my family can’t THANK YOU ALL enough for your love, blessing and prays. WE LOVE YA’LL

Fans interested in receiving updates from Jennifer Mcguire on her son’s progress can follow his page on Caring Bridge.

And, after the Texas compliance department worked with the NCAA, the GoFundMe campaign for Brown received approval and is now approaching $60,000 of the $80,000 goal to help the family cover his medical expenses.