The Texas Longhorns have suffered another serious injury, as the school announced on Monday that freshman wide receiver/kick returner Roderick "Hot Rod" Bernard suffered a torn ACL on Saturday against the Kansas State Wildcats.
The injury will obviously keep Bernard from playing the rest of the season and likely imperils his status for the start of next season -- cornerback Sheroid Evans, for instance, suffered a torn ACL last season against Iowa State in October and still has not returned.
A 5'9, 170-pounder from Sharpstown, Bernard had nine kickoff returns for 172 yards on the season, an average of 19.1 yards per return. He was a high three-star prospect out of high school rated as the No. 54 wide receiver nationally and the No. 50 player in the state of Texas in the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Sophomore wide receiver Jacorey Warrick and freshman wide receiver Armanti Foreman are the likely replacements for Bernard on kickoff return.