Following a record-setting sophomore campaign, Texas Longhorns junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger is now the feature face of the 2019 summer edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, the publication announced on Monday.
Ehlinger enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, totaling 3,292 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air with only five interceptions, while adding another 482 yards and 16 touchdowns as a key rushing threat. Ehlinger’s 16 rushing scores now stands alone as a single-season record for the most by any quarterback in school history, and his 41 total touchdowns finished as the second-best effort in school history, trailing only Colt McCoy’s 45 scores in 2008.
Largely as a result of Ehlinger’s efforts, Texas enjoyed capped the program’s first 10-win season since 2009 with a 28-21 Sugar Bowl victory over No. 5 Georgia.
The 2019 summer edition unveiling marks the second time Ehlinger will be featured in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. In 2016, then a senior in high school, Ehlinger shared a secondary cover with Austin Westlake head coach Todd Dodge.
This time around, Ehlinger becomes just the eighth Longhorn to be featured solo, front and center on the magazine’s cover, as noted by Danny Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. Colt McCoy (2009), Roy Williams (2003), Steve McMichael (1979), Glen Gaspard (1973), Steve Worster (1970), James Street (1969), and Jackie Collins (1960) were each previously featured on a solo cover.
The 2019 summer edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is set to retail in July.