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Texas Safety Caden Sterns to Opt Out of Remainder of Season

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Texas

One day after star offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi announced he would be opting out of the rest of the 2020 college football season, another teammate on the other side of the ball has made the same announcement.

Ass first reported by Inside Texas, junior safety Caden Sterns is also expected to opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season.

Sterns has since confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he will begin preparations for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Also this news comes days after Texas lost to Iowa State on Friday and was eliminated from Big 12 Title contention.


In seven games this season, Sterns racked up 52 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception and three pass breakups. 13 of those tackles came on Friday against Iowa State.

This is another bad look for Tom Herman, who’s job status has been in question, as he said on Monday during the Big 12 Teleconference he did not expect any other players to opt out of the remainder of the season.

Sterns came to Texas in the Class of 2018 as the top safety recruit in the country and had a stellar freshman season where he was named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-Big 12 selection. In 2019, a nagging knee injury held him back from reaching the expectations that were in place.

The Texas Longhorns are on the road this Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. kick off against the Kansas State Wildcats.

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