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Sam Ehlinger’s powerful tribute to his father illustrates why he’s perfectly suited to play QB at Texas

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One word permeates above all others with Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger: Leadership.

To understand why that is, you need to know a little about the Westlake native’s backstory — the loss of his father Ross Ehlinger — and how it shaped the person and player he has become.

The below eight-minute clip in The Player’s Tribune highlights exactly why Ehlinger is the way he is — and why there is nobody more suited to play quarterback at Texas.

A fantastic tribute leading us in to the first weekend of Texas football.