Special teams coordinator Jeff Banks and the Texas Longhorns fulfilled a key goal for preseason camp in landing another kicking specialist, securing a commitment from Texas Wesleyan Rams kicker/punter Daniel Trejo on Friday evening.
August 13, 2022
With the scholarship roster at the 85-man limit for the 2022 season, Trejo will arrive on the Forty Acres as a preferred walk on from Texas Wesleyan, where he spent the last two seasons at the NAIA school. After redshirting in 2020, Trejo was 5-for-6 on field-goal attempts with a long of 37 yards and averaged 39.1 yards on 24 punts with a long of 61 yards. Trejo also made 32-of-34 extra-point attempts and had 13 touchbacks on 42 kickoffs.
Great weekend of directional work with some strong mild winds!!!#trainwiththebest@willgoggans47 @coachBrian_Egan @OneOnOneTX @BFentress @OneOnOneKicking @_Mike_McCabe pic.twitter.com/HOkP4k9Op1— Daniel Trejo® (@trejodaniel1998) August 1, 2022
Some bombs from this past week with @willgoggans47 !!! #trainwiththebest@OneOnOneTX @coachBrian_Egan @BFentress pic.twitter.com/5SmF2NuOSI— Daniel Trejo® (@trejodaniel1998) July 15, 2022
Another beautiful day to get some work @willgoggans47 @coachBrian_Egan @BFentress @OneOnOneTX @OneOnOneKicking @_Mike_McCabe pic.twitter.com/nqhIg6feLZ— Daniel Trejo® (@trejodaniel1998) June 27, 2022
Texas does have some depth at kicker with freshman Will Stone, redshirt freshman Bert Auburn, and senior Gabriel Lozano, but the imperative to land a punter was because redshirt freshman Isaac Pearson was the only punter on the roster.
So don’t expect Trejo to seriously compete for a starting role as a place kicker, kickoff specialist, or punter, but the two serious injuries suffered by former punter Ryan Bucjevski clearly illustrated the need to add a second punter to the Longhorns squad.