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Texas C Dominic Espinosa sends farewell letter to Horns fans

Horns up for the longtime starting center.

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After weeks of rumors and speculation about the future of Texas Longhorns senior center Dominic Espinosa, the Cedar Park product and longtime starter sent out the following farewell letter to Longhorns Nation via Twitter:

After redshirting in 2010, Espinosa started all 40 games of his career over the following three seasons and one game before he went down with an ankle injury against North Texas that ended his season and his career.

Had Espinosa wanted to come back, he would have have to prove that he redshirted in 2010 as the result of an injury.

In any case, that seemed unlikely after multiple reports emerged that Espinosa had lost a great deal of weight. Since the injury, he's been helping junior Taylor Doyle make the transition to center, providing a valuable service for the inexperienced player who was also new to making line calls.

Best of luck to Espinosa as he starts the next chapter of his life. The hard work and dedication that he displayed as a Longhorn on the field and in the classroom as a three-time member of the Big 12 Commisioner's Honor Roll will surely serve him well moving forward.

Hook 'em, Dom.