As first reported by Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com, Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger will forgo his extra season of eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
Hearing Texas senior QB Sam Ehlinger will skip his extra year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. Waiting for Ehlinger to make an official announcement.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 1, 2021
Ehlinger was the only healthy team captain that had not announced their decision about the extra year prior to the Alamo Bowl game, with Derek Kerstetter sidelined due to a leg injury. Heading into the game, Ehlinger stated that he had not yet made his decision about coming back to Texas and would wait until after the season.
If this is indeed the end of his time on the Forty Acres, Ehlinger sits among the all-time greats at the University of Texas with 11,436 passing yards and 94 touchdowns, adding in more than 1,900 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns on the ground.
His final outing with the Longhorns was heading for a victory in the Alamo Bowl, leading the Colorado Buffaloes 17-10 at halftime before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. In the second half, backup quarterback Casey Thompson led the Longhorns to the win, passing for 170 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 attempts.