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Linebacker Prince Dorbah and deep snapper Justin Mader to undergo knee surgery

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The two players will miss a portion of fall workouts following arthroscopic knee procedures.

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The Texas Longhorns will be without two players for at least a portion of fall practice, as linebacker Prince Dorbah and deep snapper Justin Mader will miss time following arthroscopic knee surgery.

With Texas implementing a new defensive scheme, in addition to depth and experience issues at linebacker, Dorbah had an opportunity to compete for playing time in his first year on campus. As a member of the 2020 recruiting class, Dorbah was the No. 126 player overall and the No. 7 linebacker nationally.

Mader, the third-year deep snapper, took over duties as a freshman in the season opener against the Maryland Terrapins. He has handled both extra points and field goals, appearing in all 27 games of the past two seasons. Mader began his career as a walk-on, but received a scholarship ahead of the 2019 season.