Texas Longhorns Roster 2019 Longhorns Roster

Head Coach: Tom Herman        2017 Salary: $5,486,316        Offensive Coordinator: Tim Beck/Herb Hand       Defensive Coordinator: Todd Orlando         

Stadium: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium       Surface: Turf        City: Austin        State: Texas

In 2017, the Texas Longhorns managed to finish out the season just a game over .500 and fourth in their division. Ranked teams Oklahoma, TCU, and Oklahoma State each finished above them, as expected. Still, a strong defense showed an ability to hang tough with some of the better teams around. Now the Longhorns will come into the latest season ranked just near the bottom of the Top 25 and looking to make some noise. With an improved team on both sides of the ball, they have a good shot at doing so.

Name Pos
Jerrod Heard J. Heard QB
Shane Buechele S. Buechele QB
Sam Ehlinger S. Ehlinger QB
Tre Watson T. Watson RB
Kyle Porter K. Porter RB
Chris Warren C. Warren RB
Roderick Bernard R. Bernard RB
Trenton Hafley T. Hafley RB
Tristian Houston T. Houston RB
Toneil Carter T. Carter RB
Kirk Johnson K. Johnson RB
Tim Yoder T. Yoder RB
Davion Curtis D. Curtis WR
John Burt J. Burt WR
Armanti Foreman A. Foreman WR
Lorenzo Joe L. Joe WR
Dorian Leonard D. Leonard WR
Eric Gonzalez E. Gonzalez WR
Kyle Hrncir K. Hrncir WR
Michael Wilson M. Wilson WR
Philipp Moeller P. Moeller WR
Reggie Hemphill-Mapps R. Hemphill-Mapps WR
Lil'Jordan Humphrey L. Humphrey WR
Collin Johnson C. Johnson WR
Devin Duvernay D. Duvernay WR
Jay Harper J. Harper TE
Robert Willis R. Willis TE
Andrew Beck A. Beck TE
Garrett Gray G. Gray TE
Chris Fehr C. Fehr TE
Chris Brown C. Brown DB
Eric Cuffee E. Cuffee DB
Donovan Duvernay D. Duvernay DB
Brandon Jones B. Jones DB
Holton Hill H. Hill DB
Jordan Strickland J. Strickland DB
Trevor Carr T. Carr DB
Jarmarquis Durst J. Durst DB
D'Andre Christmas-Giles D. Christmas-Giles DL
Chris Daniels C. Daniels DL
Andrew Fitzgerald A. Fitzgerald DL
Gerald Wilbon G. Wilbon DL
Tope Imade T. Imade OL
Denzel Okafor D. Okafor OL
J.P. Urquidez J. Urquidez OL
Terrell Cuney T. Cuney OL
Garrett Graf G. Graf OL
Connor Williams C. Williams OL
Zach Shackelford Z. Shackelford OL
Alex Anderson A. Anderson OL
Jake McMillon J. McMillon OL
Buck Major B. Major OL
Patrick Vahe P. Vahe OL
Garrett Thomas G. Thomas OL
Calvin Anderson C. Anderson OL
Patrick Hudson P. Hudson OL
Austin Allsup A. Allsup OL
Elijah Rodriguez E. Rodriguez OL
Michael David Poujol M. D. Poujol LS
Jak Holbrook J. Holbrook LS
Malcolm Roach M. Roach LB
Demarco Boyd D. Boyd LB
Edward Pequeno E. Pequeno LB
Cameron Townsend C. Townsend LB
Breckyn Hager B. Hager LB
Anthony Wheeler A. Wheeler LB
Malik Jefferson M. Jefferson LB
Jeffrey McCulloch J. McCulloch LB
Naashon Hughes N. Hughes LB
DeShon Elliott D. Elliott S
P.J. Locke III P. L. III S
Jason Hall J. Hall S
Davante Davis D. Davis CB
Antwuan Davis A. Davis CB
Kris Boyd K. Boyd CB
Michael Dickson M. Dickson P
Mitchell Becker M. Becker P
Tristan Nickelson T. Nickelson OT
Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu DE
Poona Ford P. Ford DT
Chris Nelson C. Nelson DT
Joshua Rowland J. Rowland K
Chris Naggar C. Naggar K
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Jerrod Heard J. Heard QB 13 6' 2" 205
Shane Buechele S. Buechele QB 7 6' 1" 210
Sam Ehlinger S. Ehlinger QB 11 6' 3" 235
Tre Watson T. Watson RB 5 5' 11" 195
Kyle Porter K. Porter RB 21 5' 11" 215
Chris Warren C. Warren RB 25 6' 4" 250
Roderick Bernard R. Bernard RB 27 5' 10" 185
Trenton Hafley T. Hafley RB 40 5' 10" 205
Tristian Houston T. Houston RB 41 5' 11" 215
Toneil Carter T. Carter RB 30 5' 11" 210
Kirk Johnson K. Johnson RB 28 6' 0" 220
Tim Yoder T. Yoder RB 33 5' 9" 190
Davion Curtis D. Curtis WR 16 5' 11" 195
John Burt J. Burt WR 1 6' 3" 195
Armanti Foreman A. Foreman WR 3 6' 0" 210
Lorenzo Joe L. Joe WR 14 6' 3" 215
Dorian Leonard D. Leonard WR 8 6' 5" 205
Eric Gonzalez E. Gonzalez WR 36 5' 8" 200
Kyle Hrncir K. Hrncir WR 31 6' 2" 225
Michael Wilson M. Wilson WR 82 6' 4" 235
Philipp Moeller P. Moeller WR 85 5' 11" 185
Reggie Hemphill-Mapps R. Hemphill-Mapps WR 17 6' 1" 185
Lil'Jordan Humphrey L. Humphrey WR 84 6' 4" 225
Collin Johnson C. Johnson WR 9 6' 6" 220
Devin Duvernay D. Duvernay WR 6 5' 11" 210
Jay Harper J. Harper TE 42 6' 0" 225
Robert Willis R. Willis TE 43 6' 4" 250
Andrew Beck A. Beck TE 47 6' 3" 255
Garrett Gray G. Gray TE 87 6' 4" 240
Chris Fehr C. Fehr TE 89 6' 3" 230
Chris Brown C. Brown DB 15 5' 11" 210
Eric Cuffee E. Cuffee DB 26 6' 0" 195
Donovan Duvernay D. Duvernay DB 27 5' 9" 195
Brandon Jones B. Jones DB 19 6' 0" 205
Holton Hill H. Hill DB 5 6' 3" 200
Jordan Strickland J. Strickland DB 23 5' 10" 175
Trevor Carr T. Carr DB 33 6' 0" 205
Jarmarquis Durst J. Durst DB 28 6' 1" 200
D'Andre Christmas-Giles D. Christmas-Giles DL 55 6' 3" 315
Chris Daniels C. Daniels DL 99 6' 5" 325
Andrew Fitzgerald A. Fitzgerald DL 48 6' 5" 265
Gerald Wilbon G. Wilbon DL 94 6' 3" 310
Tope Imade T. Imade OL 67 6' 5" 330
Denzel Okafor D. Okafor OL 78 6' 4" 305
J.P. Urquidez J. Urquidez OL 71 6' 6" 295
Terrell Cuney T. Cuney OL 51 6' 3" 310
Garrett Graf G. Graf OL 54 6' 2" 285
Connor Williams C. Williams OL 55 6' 6" 315
Zach Shackelford Z. Shackelford OL 56 6' 4" 305
Alex Anderson A. Anderson OL 63 6' 4" 305
Jake McMillon J. McMillon OL 64 6' 3" 305
Buck Major B. Major OL 70 6' 6" 315
Patrick Vahe P. Vahe OL 77 6' 3" 325
Garrett Thomas G. Thomas OL 79 6' 7" 300
Calvin Anderson C. Anderson OL 66 6' 5" 300
Patrick Hudson P. Hudson OL 73 6' 5" 330
Austin Allsup A. Allsup OL 69 6' 3" 295
Elijah Rodriguez E. Rodriguez OL 72 6' 5" 305
Michael David Poujol M. D. Poujol LS 83 6' 4" 225
Jak Holbrook J. Holbrook LS 53 5' 11" 205
Malcolm Roach M. Roach LB 32 6' 3" 270
Demarco Boyd D. Boyd LB 36 6' 0" 240
Edward Pequeno E. Pequeno LB 39 6' 1" 270
Cameron Townsend C. Townsend LB 43 6' 1" 215
Breckyn Hager B. Hager LB 44 6' 3" 255
Anthony Wheeler A. Wheeler LB 45 6' 3" 235
Malik Jefferson M. Jefferson LB 46 6' 3" 240
Jeffrey McCulloch J. McCulloch LB 23 6' 3" 250
Naashon Hughes N. Hughes LB 40 6' 4" 250
DeShon Elliott D. Elliott S 4 6' 2" 210
P.J. Locke III P. L. III S 11 5' 11" 210
Jason Hall J. Hall S 31 6' 3" 220
Davante Davis D. Davis CB 18 6' 2" 205
Antwuan Davis A. Davis CB 7 6' 1" 200
Kris Boyd K. Boyd CB 2 6' 0" 195
Michael Dickson M. Dickson P 13 6' 3" 205
Mitchell Becker M. Becker P 38 6' 3" 200
Tristan Nickelson T. Nickelson OT 75 6' 10" 315
Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu DE 90 6' 6" 275
Poona Ford P. Ford DT 95 6' 0" 305
Chris Nelson C. Nelson DT 97 6' 1" 315
Joshua Rowland J. Rowland K 49 5' 10" 210
Chris Naggar C. Naggar K 45 6' 1" 190

Texas Defense Will Be Strong Again

For the previous season, the Longhorns finished at 7-6 but are expected to do slightly better this season. They lost several offensive linemen to the NFL Draft with Connor Williams and Malik Jefferson both departed. Texas also lost safety DeShon Elliott and punter Michael Dickerson to the pro league, but they'll fill those voids this season. All-Big 12 Defensive lineman Poona Ford is also gone but may have a capable replacement. Texas was characterized by a very strong defense and a struggling offense last season. They're hoping both areas will be solid this campaign, though.

It all starts at quarterback and this season the job goes to sophomore Sam Ehlinger. He basically edged out junior Shane Buechele in what was deemed a close race for the spot. That could mean Ehlinger has to prove himself early and often to keep that job. Ehlinger was the team's leading rusher last season so they'll look to some other offensive stars to help carry the load this season. Daniel Young should be the team's leading rusher as he has some great short-yardage ability and has maintained his co-starter job with Tre Watson.

Devin Duvernay has put in work to improve his skills after his freshmen season and has been praised by coaches. Texas also added graduate transfer Tre Watson to the receiving corps but junior Lil'Jordan Humphrey should be the top star when it comes to targets and receptions from Ehlinger. He tallied 37 receptions for 431 yards and a touchdown last season, trailing only Collin Johnson.

When it comes to young emerging offensive stars on the roster, Keaontay Ingram will be one to watch. He was considered the best running back in all of Texas and the Longhorns secured him. He'll need some time to adjust to the game but could become the offensive freshman MVP. There's also wide receiver D'Shawn Jamison who has looked impressive during practice and should be an effective route runner as he progresses this season. However, play calling may be key to this offensive moving the ball effectively, as well as how well the line can hold up.

The offensive line was injury-plagued last season, so that will be one that area that must improve for this team to excel. Head coach Tom Herman has given high marks to this year's crew, comparing four of them to the line for the 2014 National Champions Ohio State. Three starters will return to the line, while they also add graduate transfer Calvin Anderson to the mix. Anderson will be amongst those with experience who provides leadership. Redshirt freshman Cosmi will split some time with Derek Kerstetter, showing that Cosmi has been impressing early on at Texas.

Defensively, Texas looks great again. In the 2017 season, they allowed just 139.6 rushing yards and 258.8 passing yards per game which is what kept them in most contests. The team adds safety Caden Sterns to the mix who overcame plenty of competition to earn the starting role. He's been described as able to play a variety of different positions in the secondary. Along with his intelligence for the game and athleticism, he'll really help boost the Longhorns' defensive prowess.

Gary Johnson will be the team's likely star on defense, though. He's set to rack up the most tackles of anyone on the Longhorns since 2008. Johnson should record at least 100 tackles for Texas and then some, with linebacker Malcolm Roach also contributing. Watch for Roach to lead the teams in tackles for losses, while defensive end Breckyn Hager leads the team in sacks. Chris Nelson isn't quite Poona Ford but based on improvements he's made and strong play during practice, he may be a decent replacement at nose tackle.

When it comes down to it, this coming season will really be defined by how well Ehlinger does, and whether or not the offensive line can show improvement over last season's mess. Overall, this isn't a team expected to win the Big 12, nor a National Championship. However, it's realistic to believe that this improved roster is going to outperform last year's Texas Longhorns. An 8-4 or 9-3 record by season's end isn't out of the question as they have the talent to impress this year on both sides of the ball.