When the Texas Longhorns start spring practice on Tuesday for the first time under new head coach Steve Sarkisian and the first time in two seasons, junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown is among seven players who will not participate due to injuries, the school announced on Monday.
Entering his second season as a starter at linebacker, Overshown recently underwent surgery on his shoulder to correct a torn labrum. Since Overshown has not spent a full offseason at the position and wanted to gain weight to better handle the demands of playing closer to the line of scrimmage, it’s a disappointing development for him and for the team.
He’s expected to return at some point in the summer before preseason training camp begins.
Senior offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter will also miss spring practice thanks to the ankle injury that ended the 2020 season for him in the regular-season finale against Kansas State. His inclusion in the injury list also represents confirmation of previous reports that Kerstetter is back with the team instead of attempting to make the jump to the NFL while he rehabilitates his injury.
Other players who will miss spring practice are junior punter Ryan Bujcevski (knee), freshman linebacker Derrick Harris (knee), redshirt freshman tight end Brayden Liebrock (shoulder), junior deep snapper Justin Mader (shoulder), and sophomore defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat (shoulder). Sweat is expected back early in the summer.
Freshman wide receiver Troy Omeire will be limited this spring, but he will go through non-contact drills with the team.