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Report: Texas NT T’Vondre Sweat to undergo shoulder surgery

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Sweat suffered the injury during the Alamo Bowl.

NCAA Football: Iowa State at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns nose tackle T’Vondre Sweat, who just completed his sophomore season on the Forty Acres, will undergo shoulder surgery as a result of the injury he suffered against the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl, according to a report from Chip Brown of Horns247.

The 6’4, 348-pounder, who is known for having a personality as big as his frame, was down on the field several times against Colorado as a result of the shoulder injury.

Serving as the backup to redshirt sophomore Keondre Coburn, Sweat played in all 10 games during the 2020 season, recorded 22 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

As a freshman, Sweat was a surprise contributor after he was originally recruited as a defensive end, but quickly grew into a behemoth defensive tackle. The Huntsville product was ranked as as consensus three-star prospect, but played in 13 games in 2019, registering nine tackles, two passes broken up, one sack, one fumble recovery, and one tackle for loss.

Along with Coburn and freshmen Alfred Collins and Vernon Broughton, Sweat makes up a promising interior defensive line corps for new head coach Steve Sarkisian once he gets healthy again.