The last time a Texas Longhorns running back was selected in the annual NFL Draft was 2017, when the Houston Texans selected D’Onta Foreman in the third round. And while Foreman has gone on to flame out, only to resurrect his career again, and then again, Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson will almost undoubtedly break Texas’ six-year slump.
After all, it’s Texas. It’s where Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson took tread off their tires.
Highest-graded UT RBs since '13 (offensive grade).— Hook'em Headlines (@HookemHeadlines) April 21, 2023
1. Bijan Robinson ('22): 95.3 OFF, 96.1 RUSH
2. Bijan Robinson ('21): 86.7 OFF, 91.1 RUSH
3. Keaontay Ingram ('19): 80.1 OFF, 82.8 RUSH
4. Roschon Johnson ('20): 78.6 OFF, 83.2 RUSH
5. D'Onta Foreman ('15): 78 OFF, 79.2 RUSH pic.twitter.com/u3xyfYkmT5
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Could Texas pitcher Tanner Witt make his 2023 debut next week at TCU?
Austin American-Statesman: Texas outfielders take pride in throwing out opposing runners
Dallas Morning News: Cowboys draft position preview: Is Bijan Robinson too good for Dallas to pass up?
247Sports: Everybody is looking for the next Micah Parsons and Texas’ Anthony Hill fits the mold
247Sports: The Insider: Details on Texas’ new football practice facility, more
Inside Texas: 2023 NFL Draft Snapshot: Roschon Johnson
Inside Texas: 2023 NFL Draft Snapshot: Bijan Robinson
Inside Texas: Team Humidor: Spring closeout, best five players, and Maalik Murphy
Inside Texas: A look at the Longhorn running backs that have been taken in the NFL Draft
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Post-spring questions: Which Texas RB will rise to the top?
No. 20 Texas blasts Abilene Christian in 20-0 victory
Roundtable: Overreactions from the Orange-White game
Reacts Results: Texas fans feel overwhelmingly positive after Orange-White game
247Sports: 2025 Top247 prospects who could earn an offer this spring
247Sports: Copperas Cove OL Michael Uini talks Texas visit
Inside Texas: Recruiting Humidor: Latest on Portal talk, Texas trending with targets, and 2025 WR to watch
Inside Texas: Bo Davis has Texas in strong position with Utah commit Isaia Faga
Inside Texas: Trey Owens: A look at his Elite 11 Regional performance
Inside Texas: Six recruiting targets Texas needs to get back on campus
Inside Texas: T.J. Lindsey locks in Texas Longhorns official visit
Inside Texas: On3 four-star RB Christian Clark sets Texas official visit
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Frogs O’ War: Football: TCU TE Alex Honig enters transfer portal
Frogs O’ War: Baseball: TCU suffers midweek loss to Lamar
The Smoking Musket: Big matchup set for West Virginia basketball
The Smoking Musket: H2W: How to watch the 2023 Gold-Blue spring game
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia’s non-conference slate finalized
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Step Into My Office 2023: Robert Jones
Bring On The Cats: ‘Mr. K-State’ Ernie Barrett (1929-2023)
Bring On The Cats: Kansas State Basketball: David Castillo commits to the Wildcats
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Jameson Williams among 5 NFL players given major suspensions for gambling
SB Nation: The NBA Playoffs are becoming a battleground for crossmatching
SB Nation: C.J. Stroud’s low S2 score is the latest in a long line of Ohio State draft stock attacks
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball’s series against the Oklahoma Sooners gets underway at 7pm Central tonight.
Series starts tonight! https://t.co/3RsN2gxLSV#HookEm pic.twitter.com/hkVVKZHYxS— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) April 21, 2023
- Texas baseball takes on the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a series this weekend, beginning at 4:30pm Central today.
Let's try it, again https://t.co/00jeUmZ64r#HookEm pic.twitter.com/3Wg1E0mDTm— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) April 21, 2023